Usually the first game of a new season starts out a bit conservative, at least until the players get back into the flow of things and grow comfortable with the pace of an official match.
Notts County defender, Gary Liddle, however, embraced a different strategy during his team’s first match of the English Football League season against Sheffield United, going all out from the first whistle. Unfortunately the strategy of pure aggression didn’t really pan out, as he was given a red card only 13 minutes into the match!
We’ve tried to come up with an explanation for Liddle’s De Jong-like kung-fu kick, but we’ve got nothing. That’s just a comically bad challenge.
What makes the red card even more bizarre is that Notts County ran this advertisement to market season tickets, featuring Liddle:
Fans might want to think twice before they follow’s Gary example…