Olympique Marseille lost 2-0 to Montpellier in their season home opener at the beautifully renovated Stade Velodrome. To add insult to injury, striker Andre Ayew was forced off in the strangest of circumstances early in the second half.
The Ghana star had suffered a head wound during the first half that caused him to bleed all over his crisp, white jersey - a big no-no in all of professional sports. Luckily, kit managers always plan for unforeseen events such as this, and Ayew promptly received a spare shirt to finish out the half.
Alas, the wound reopened in the second half, and once again the referee required Ayew to change his kit. However, with no third No. 10 shirt available (you have to finish the match with the same number as you started), Ayew found himself in an unsolvable quandary. The kitman hopelessly tried to turn a No.33 kit into a No.10, but the referee was not impressed, and so new Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa angrily had to take off one of his key attacking players for the final 38+ minutes with his side chasing a deficit. Bloody hell!
— OMReplay.fr (@OMReplay)August 17, 2014