In what is very likely to be the earliest booking handed out in the history of world football, San Lorenzo’s Pablo Alvarado was shown a yellow card minutes before their clash against Boca Juniors. The reason? Alvarado brought his dog onto the pitch prior to kick-off!
Apparently, the San Lorenzo captain thought that his side was in need of a proper club mascot, and decided his dog was the perfect fit. However, the referees deemed that to be time-wasting… even though the match hadn’t started yet. Speculation has it the match officials are fervent cat-lovers.
Fortunately, it remained Alvarado’s only booking on the day, and San Lorenzo went on to win the game, 1-0.