Jean-Clair Todibo did not want to set this record: the Nice defender sees red after only nine seconds – the “best value” in the French league.
The basics in brief
- Another nuisance to Nice coach Lucien Favre.
- Jean-Clair Todibo sets the record for the fastest expulsion.
- The 22-year-old flies off the field after just nine seconds.
Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo received the fastest red card in Ligue 1. The OGC Nice defender had to leave the field just nine seconds into the home game against SCO Angers after an emergency braking.
The former Schalke and Barcelona player left the field shaking his head and later expressed his misunderstanding via Twitter. The 22-year-old wrote: “A decision that shocked me and sentencing my team to start the match with a lot of damage.”
There hasn’t been a faster card – yellow or red – in Ligue 1 since the data was collected centrally in the 2006/07 season.
Nice, coached by Lucien Favre, suffered a 1-0 defeat, although the guests also had to play ten men from the 62nd minute. Former Schalke player Nabil Bentaleb scored the goal for Angers. Nice is the opponent of the Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln in the Congressional League.
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