Barnet Player-Manager Edgar Davids Unleashes His Inner Pitbull, Gets Sent Off For Elbowing Opponent (Photos)

Alan Duffy

13th, October 2013


By Alan Duffy


A genuine, proper footballing legend, Edgar Davids continues to make the headlines, albeit in the lowly environs of non-league football. As player-manager of Barnet, the Dutch star picked himself to play a centre-half role against Wrexham on Sunday. However, the veteran superstar’s day would end in an early bath after a dramatic finish to the game.

With the Bees leading 1-0 late on, Davids was slow to ive the ball back to Wrexham after the Welsh side had been awarded a free-kick. Stephen Wright tried to wrestle the ball out of Davids’ hands, only to receive a swift elbow to the face as a massive bawl ensued.

Davids, who had been wearing the no. 1 jersey, was sent off along with Wright before Dean Keates scored for Wrexham from the subsequent free-kick.

But that wasn’t the end of the drama. with Johnny Hunt launching a wild, flying challenge in the direction of Curtis Weston, which reportedlt broke the Barnet player’s leg. Hunt was, not surprisingly, sent off, while ¬†Wright, the victim of the Davids’ elbow, apparently now needs a skin graft. Crazy!

The photos come courtesy of the Daily Mail, via BT Sport, by the way!