Mexican Referee Lasts 24 Seconds Before Brandishing Fastest Red Card In Copa Libertadores History (Video)

Chris Wright

12th, March 2014


By Chris Wright

In which Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez writes his name into the Copa Libertadores history books by flashing the fastest red card in the tournament’s 54-year history, lasting a full 24 seconds before having to (quite rightly) eject Atletico Nacional midfielder Alejandro Bernal from the game for violently stamping on the fleshy bit of Nacional’s Maximiliano Calzada…


Hard to argue with that one.

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  1. Ali says:

    yea he stepped on him, but he did get the ball first and how is he supposed to pull out of the challenge? not a red for me

  2. Murray says:

    Mexico isn’t even part of the CONMEBOL confederation.

    Could a Mexican ref oversee a UEFA Champions League fixture?

  3. el tacote says:

    Marco Rodriguez was once a young promising referee, now he tries to be the protagonist in every game he’s in.

  4. Van norman says:

    Not a red. Rubbish ref. he called on the physios to back up his point. Sure he wasn’t injured at all

  5. Al says:

    never a red, smacks of a ref trying to put his name in lights.
    @ Chris – I’d say it is pretty easy to argue with it

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