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The Crazy Moment Romanian Manager Tackles Player And Gets Sent Off

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The Crazy Moment Romanian Manager Tackles Player And Gets Sent Off

Often football managers are found kicking every ball on the touchline, but one manager in Romania got too involved in his side's game yesterday.

During the 1-1 draw with Chindia Targoviste, Arges manager Emil Sandoi was given his marching orders after he entered the pitch and tackled the opposition winger as he darted down the right flank.


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Cristian Negut was on the verge of running the ball out but looked to have just about kept it in. But as he looked to advance further, Sandoi tripped him up and sent him flying.

To be fair he did get the ball first, and Sandoi was quick to apologise to both the player and the referee - but he was quite rightly sent to the stands.

Sandoi's antics follow up a similar situation occurring in the Spanish second tier when coach Ruben de la Barrera kicked the ball away when it was still in play and an Albacete player was in possession of the ball.

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The 33-year old, linked with the Leeds job this summer, was managing Cultural Leonesa for the 0-0 draw and was sent to the stands before receiving a ban following his conduct.

He did do his best to protest his innocence though, saying the following after the game:

"It was an instinctive act. I believed that the ball was out. I talked to the referee and hopefully he will reflect what he interpreted in the same way."

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When former Leganes coach Enrique Monreal stepped onto the pitch and thwarted an attack during a game against Badajoz in 1999/2000, he was slapped with a 10-game ban.

Sandoi will be hoping the powers that be are lenient in his case...

Topics: Romania, Football News, Football, Fails

Josh Lawless
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