Scandalous red card within 2 minutes! Markus Henriksen (AZ) v Atromitos

With just over a minute on the clock in the 2nd leg Europa League qualifier between AZ Alkmaar and Atromitos, the referee managed a rather big ‘balls-up’.

Markus Henriksen was left bemused after being sent off for literally a nothing challenge.

As Henriksen stretched for the ball, an Atromitis player feigned injury despite there being seemingly no contact.

After initially showing Henriksen a yellow card, the ‘injured’ player showed the ref his sock which apparently made him change his mind and show the Norwegian a straight red.

In more crazy scenes, the match was abandoned due to a fire in the stadium. The match will be finished at 10am (UK time) today.