FC Groningen Player Faints Immediately After Being Shown Red Card For Headbutting Opponent’s Knee (Video)

Chris Wright

17th, September 2013


By Chris Wright

Seconds after using his face to viciously hack down Heerenveen winger Luciano Slagveer (now there’s a name you can set your watch by!) in the 11th minute, Groningen defender Timo Letschert was shown a red card for his troubles.

Safe to say he took it quite badly, as the Dutch centre-half then fainted on the spot and had to be stretchered off the pitch…

Marco van Basten’s Heerenveen side went on to win 4-2, though both sides had a further player sent-off in a fractious game that had more cards than your local Clintons.

Letschert was given a three-game ban for his vicious knee-high headbutt on Slagveer, though the defender has the right to appeal – assuming he can now see straight again, of course.