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Leyton Orient Player Throws Boot In Frustration After Dislocating Ankle, Gets Sent Off

Leyton Orient Player Throws Boot In Frustration After Dislocating Ankle, Gets Sent Off

In one of the most bizarre red card incidents we've ever seen, Leyton Orient midfielder James Dayton was given his marching orders for throwing his boot in frustration after picking up a season-ending injury.

The former Oldham Athletic man went down in pain in the second half of the game against Sutton United after dislocating his ankle following a strong challenge.

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He was attended to by the physios, who told him the severity of his injury, and then proceeded to hurl his boot in frustration.

Watch the incident around 2:52 in the following highlights package:

However, it ended up bouncing across the turf and into the direction of the referee, Daniel Middleton. The man in the middle decided to be an absolute jobsworth and brandished a red card as the 30-year old was being carried off the pitch on a stretcher.

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The score was 1-1 at the time of the dodgy dismissal but 10-man Leyton stole all three points in the second half courtesy of some utter stupid from Sutton goalkeeeper Ross Worner.

He decided to do some kick-ups in his own box in the last minute, got it all wrong and then ended up giving away a penalty - which was converted by Macauley Bonne to send Orient two points clear at the top.

Dayton, meanwhile, stressed that he did not aim for the referee and was just agitated over suffering another serious injury.

"I have come back from a long-term injury, felt I was playing well and was in a lot of pain and I had just been told I had dislocated my ankle and subsequently threw my boot in frustration," Dayton commented on Twitter.

"In no way was it intended to be aimed at the referee - it wouldn't have bounced three-to-four times if it was!"

What's the most ridiculous sending off you've seen?

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Topics: Sutton United, Football News, Football, Non-League, red card, referee

Josh Lawless

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