Former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb was shown a straight red card during Schalke’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday – moments after receiving a yellow card.
Bentaleb tussled with Gladbach forward Lars Stindl just 10 minutes in, having a few swipes at the 29-year-old before eventually being booked for landing a late foul on the halfway line.
And as the players clashed following the cynical foul, Bentaleb struck Stindl in the face, which was not seen by the officials in a crowded melee of players.
But, the offence was caught by the video assistant referee (VAR), and former Spurs midfielder Bentaleb was shown a straight red card less than 30 seconds after the yellow card was shown.
The decision – which is evidently the correct one – was so quick to be seen by the German off-field officials that the TV cameras didn’t even pick up that they were reviewing the footage before the card came out of the referee’s back pocket.
Watch the incident below.
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