How not to accept your red card

Roberto Mancini may not have been happy with Mario Balotelli’s red card at the weekend, but he’ll be more than happy that the Italian striker didn’t take his card as badly as Brazilian Volante Derlan.

How not to accept your red card

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April 11th, 2012

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A clash between Iranduba and Sao Raimundo-AM in Campeonato Amazonense in Brazil on Wednesday took a disturbing turn when Iranduba’s Volante Derlan attacked the referee.

Local reports claim that Derlan was originally shown a yellow card but, after making an offensive gesture towards the referee, was shown a red card. What followed was a scene of chaos, as Derlan charged after the ref, threw some punches and was eventually arrested on the pitch by police officers.

According to reports, Derlan was hit by a 30 day suspension by the Brazilian authorities.

It isn’t the first time, unfortunately, that Brazilian referees have been on the receiving end of physical violence from players. Last year in a second division match between Esporte Clube Vitoria and Boa Esporte Clube, a player kicked the referee after receiving a red card.

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