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Sanchez Watt Responds Brilliantly To Hilarious Red Card Fiasco

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Sanchez Watt Responds Brilliantly To Hilarious Red Card Fiasco

Former Arsenal player Sanchez Watt has responded to his incredible surname mix-up last night in brilliant fashion.

Watt, who played three times for the Gunners after coming through the ranks with the North London outfit, now finds himself plying his trade with non-league outfit Hemel Hempstead.

And last night, in the 2-0 National League South victory over East Thurrock, he was involved in one of the greatest stories in football history when the referee showed him a red card because he'd said 'Watt' three times when asked to state his surname.

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After being shown a yellow card for kicking the ball away, the man in the middle thought the 27-year old was going all Stone Cold Steve Austin and saying 'What' to the official, who deemed his response to be dissent.


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The confusion stemmed from the fact that there are no surnames on the backs of shirts in non-league, but fortunately for Watt, captain Jordan Parkes intervened and explained to the referee that the former Kerala Blasters forward was in fact called Watt and the red was subsequently changed to a yellow.

Watt has taken to Twitter to react to his comical situation, saying "Stop playing with my name I ain't gon say it no mo'" in a brilliant tweet:

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We managed to get in touch with the former England youth international to get his lowdown on what went down last night.

Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible, he said:

"The ref thought I kicked the ball away even though we were winning 2-0. He ran over fast with the book out to give me a yellow. Asked for my name so I said, 'Watt' and started walking backwards into position.

"He looks up and says, 'come back, what's your name?' I said, 'Watt!'. He pointed at me and said, 'I'm gonna ask one more time, what's your name?'.

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"I said, 'my name is Watt'. He goes, 'that's it!' and took out the red card. I said, 'what! You can't send me off for saying my name!'. He said, 'off you get'.

"The captain ran over and said that his name is Watt, Sanchez Watt! He stood there looking lost and stupid, put the red back and gave me a yellow.

"Then he had to run to the benches to explain, everyone started laughing - even the players. He didn't speak to me after that!"

Here's hoping that Burnley centre-back Ben Mee doesn't have the same issue when he's asked for his name off the referee...

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Topics: Football News, Sheffield Wednesday, Football, Non-League, Leeds United, Arsenal

Josh Lawless
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