Referee shows BLUE card to Greek amateur striker for owning up to handball goal
- January 30, 2013
To be honest, if we hadn’t seen this with our own eyes we wouldn’t believe this had even happened – but then again this can happen a lot on 101 Great Goals!
Tsiklitiras Pylos striker George Kaldis, in red and black, scores from a corner at the start of the clip below.
The opposition team, AE Longa, in yellow, protest long and hard about a handball but Kaldis and his team mates appear to be celebrating the goal which has been allowed by the referee.
Kaldis eventually owns up to the handball goal and the referee orders a goal kick to be taken and then flashes a blue card. The score was 0-0 at the time and Tsiklitiras Pylos would go on to win 2-0.
Yep, you read that right, not a yellow or a red but a blue card!
According to our Greek pals at Sport 24, the blue card is handed out to reward a player or coach who produces an act of fair play.
This may though only apply to this particular Greek amateur league as the only blue card we could find in football history was one instituted in five-a-side football to indicate a sin bin for 2 to 5 minutes.
Enjoy the video below – its pretty mental! You have to wait until the very end (or fast forward the video) to see the blue card…