Former Premier League man Brek Shea wins the award for stupidest red card of the weekend
If we were putting money on a footballer to do something stupid on any given weekend, Brek Shea would be at the top of many people's lists.
There are a couple of reasons, but the fact that he once posed for this photo is certainly a contributing factor.
— Dallas Walker (@UncleDall) February 26, 2017
Then there's this photo.
— Richard Swinney (@swinn_coys) May 17, 2013
And this one.
Thank god we live in a country where Brek Shea can post things like this on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/Mb2JHFEB2k
— Maxi Rodriguez (@FutbolIntellect) August 26, 2015
Shea didn't enjoy a great time in England, playing just a handful of games for Stoke City, Barnsley and Birmingham City, and is now back in Major League Soccer with the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The utility man was making his full debut for the Caps against Toronto FC, giving him a chance to stake his claim for a regular starting spot.
For the first hour or so it was all going okay, with the scores level at 0-0 and Carl Robinson's side in with a shot of taking at least a point off last season's MLS Cup finalists.
Then in the 70th minute, Shea was booked for a foul. That's not too big a deal until you realise he somehow managed to get himself booked again. Like immediately. Before the game had restarted.
Brek Shea vs Toronto:
- yellow card for foul
- swears at ref
- immediately shown second yellow card, sent off
- had two ponytails pic.twitter.com/1HwMkP37sn
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) March 19, 2017
"What [Shea] told me he said, and I genuinely 100-percent believe my player, goes on every single minute of the game," Robinson said.
However, even if that's the case, it's probably a smarter move not to give the referee an excuse to show you a card.
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