Newcastle are reportedly pushing to signal Sevilla defender Diego Carlos earlier than the switch window slams shut.
Carlos’ identify could ring a bell – 4 years in the past he was concerned in a stunning incident that rocked French soccer.
During a Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, Carlos unintentionally tripped French referee Tony Chapron as he was working again in the direction of purpose.
Chapron utterly misplaced his head and aimed a kick-out on the Brazilian, after which proceeded to present him a second yellow card that noticed him despatched off in probably the most weird circumstances.
Carlos’ purple card was subsequently rescinded and Chapron, who had been a full-time referee since 1998, was given a six-month suspension.
One of the 𝘾𝙍𝘼𝙕𝙄𝙀𝙎𝙏 moments we have 𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍 seen in soccer 😳🤯
📅 OTD in 2018, referee Tony Chapron kicked out at Diego Carlos after which despatched him off, in a second of pure Ligue 1 insanity 😱
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 14, 2022
The 48-year-old ended up retiring from refereeing altogether not too lengthy after and now works within the media.
If the precise incident itself wasn’t humorous sufficient, Chapron gave a hilarious clarification for his antics.
Chapron stated to AFP, through Get French Football: “When I collided with Diego Carlos, I felt a pointy ache in an space the place I had suffered a latest damage. In a horrible reflex, I stretched out my leg to the participant. This clumsy gesture was inappropriate.”
Chapron will eternally be remembered for the unimaginable second of insanity, however he did additionally as soon as utterly refuse to present Zlatan Ibrahimovic the match-ball regardless of scoring a hat-trick.
Ibrahimovic did finally get the ball and took to Instagram to publish an image of his memento, signed by all of his teammates.