Referee shows red card for unsporting goalscorer

A Bahia player had the ball and after play has been stopped due to an injury he expects the ball back after a dropball. But that’s not what Figueirense striker Pottker decides.

The attacker kept the ball, runs towards the goal and scores. So far, nothing wrong according to the rules of the game. But Bahia players experienced it, to put it mildly, pretty unfair.

That’s also what Pottker realises after some cheering. For him it was too late, because referee David Baquini da Silva gave showed him a red card for this.

The Brazilian FA is considering if they need to punish the referee for not handling according to the Laws of the Game. Will be continued.

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