May 13, 2021

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Watch: Kemar Roofe sent off after Kung Fu horror tackle on goalkeeper


Kemar Roofe received a red card after doing his best with Conor McGregor impression in Rangers’ 2-0 loss Slavia Prague in the Europa League.

With Steven Gerrard’s side trailing 1-0 in the evening and 2-1 overall, Roofe replaced Scott Arfield in the 55th minute.

Barely seven minutes into his arrival he attempted to hit the ball with a high boot but ended up hitting a rushing Ondrej Kolar in the face.

Kolar was left with blood running down his face and had to be stretched after receiving treatment in the field.

The referee immediately waved a red card at Roofe and the 28-year-old had absolutely nothing to complain about.

“It’s indefensible,” Charlie Adam said on BBC Sport. “If Roofe goes with his header, he has a better chance that the goalkeeper will eliminate him and win a penalty.

Rangers night then went from bad to worse as defender Leon Balogun was also sent off and Nicolae Stanciu scored a superb free kick to bring the score to 3-1 on aggregate.


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