Juninho Pernambucano Shown Just About The Stupidest Red Card You’re Likely To See vs Sporting KC (Video)

Chris Wright

18th, April 2013


By Chris Wright

This is just one of those red card incidents where neither party comes out smelling of petunias. During last night’s MLS tie between New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City, Juninho picked up a 91st-minute red card when, fed up with Jimmy Nelsen’s time-wasting (KC were 1-0 up), the Brazilian irritably toe-poked the ball at the KC goalkeeper’s general arm/chest region from several yards away.

Of course, Nielsen then reacted like a total pansy and went down clutching his face, staying down for about five minutes to receive treatment for his shattered cranium while Juninho was vanquished from the pitch…

Truly embarrassing.

While Juninho is not entirely without blame, Nielsen – who, lest we forget, is paid handsomely to get hit by footballs all day every day – deserves to be put in the stocks for a day for that kind of shameful carry-on.

What a ginormous git.