UK Soccer Player Gets Red Card for Tackling Streaker


The streaker wore green. The soccer player saw red.
A man wearing nothing but a bright green thong and a curly black wig dashed onto the field during a low-level game in England on Monday.
Dorchester player-manager Ashley Vickers ended the intruder’s 30-second jaunt with a thudding, neck-high tackle during the 70th minute of the game against Havant & Waterlooville.
The streaker — whose outfit resembled the “mankini” worn by Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” movie character — caused a stir among the 458 spectators by running amok between stunned players.
Vickers was shown a red card for violent conduct with the score 1-1.
“I’m dumbfounded and speechless,” Vickers told local newspaper The Dorset Echo.
“My only thought was to get hold of him so we could get on with the game.
I managed to grab him and bring him to the ground, and the funny thing was the stewards actually thanked me for it.
But the ref decided to send me off and it beggars belief.”
Dorchester lost 3-1, a blow to the team’s hopes of making the playoffs in England’s sixth tier of soccer.
The intruder, meanwhile, was marched out of Westleigh Park and banned from the stadium.

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