German record: red card in 87 seconds

Red after just 87 seconds. It happened to Youssef Mohamad from 1. FC Köln at the opening day of the German Bundesliga against Kaiserslautern. No one got a red one faster in the German top league than the Lebanese player.

Referee Felix Brych spoke to weekly magazine Der Spiegel: “When I whistle for a foul, I can’t do anything else. The rules give no opportunity for a different interpretation.”

Good piece of refereeing, but it’s not a record Mohamad will be proud of. The German elite group referee added: “After two minutes – that is hard.”:

I never had to give a red card so fast. Whom of you did?

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