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?