Newcastle are reportedly forcing Sevilla defender Diego Carlos to sign before the transfer window slams.
Carlos’ name may ring a bell – four years ago he was involved in a shocking incident that shook French football.
During the Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, Carlos accidentally stumbled on French referee Tony Chapron as he ran towards the goal.
Chapron lost his head completely and aimed a kick-out at the Brazilian and then proceeded to give him a second yellow card, which sent him into exceptional circumstances.
Carlos’s red card was subsequently canceled and Chapron, a full-time referee since 1998, was given a six-month suspension.
ರಲ್ಲಿ In OTD 2018, referee Tony Chapron ousted Diego Carlos and then sent him away, in a moment of pure Ligue 1 madness 😱
– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 14, 2022
The 48-year-old retired from the referee a short time later and is now working in the media.
As if the actual incident wasn’t funny enough, Chapron gave a hilarious explanation for his antics.
Chapron told AFP, by the way Get French football: “When I collided with Diego Carlos, I suffered severe pain in the area that I had recently injured. In horrible reflexes, I stretched my leg to the player. This clumsy gesture was inappropriate.”
Chapron will forever be remembered for the brilliant moment of insanity, but he once refused to give a match-ball to Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite a hat-trick.
Ibrahimovic finally got the ball and took to Instagram to post a picture of his memorial signed by all his teammates.