Video: Ronaldinho nearly sent-off by referee red card blunder
Ref gets his pockets confused
AC Milan star Ronaldinho was very nearly treated to an embarrassing pre-season red card against rivals Inter Milan after a refereeing cock-up. Busy exchanging a bit of verbal with the goofy Brazilian, the referee got in a bit of a muddle and reached into his pocket pocket for a yellow card. That’s the back pocket where he keeps his red cards.
Cue a look of indignation from Ronaldinho, then much hilarity as the mistake becomes apparent and he is shown the yellow card instead.