Former Brazil striker Fred (Fluminense) sent off for diving versus Flamengo [GIF]

Former Brazil striker Fred was sent off in controversial circumstances for Fluminense in the Brazilian Classico against Flamengo.

The forward, who will be remembered for being a particularly poor Selecao attacker, landed himself in hot water in the first half when the referee flashed a yellow card in his direction for a second time.

He appeared to be diving and, as to ensure his faith, he slapped the ball in an attempt to claim it for what he thought would be a free kick for his side.

Flamengo went on to win the game 3-0.

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