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Video: Footballer becomes first man in history to be sent off for tackling a BBQ sauce bottle

JJ Bull

Published 24/05/2015 | 13:45

Australian footballer Brian Griffiths has become the first person in history to be officially sent off in a match for a foul on a bottle of barbecue sauce.

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Playing in a testimonial for the retiring Central Coast Mariners player John Hutchinson, Griffiths committed the violent act while the sauce was clean through on goal.

HUTCH TESTIMONIAL: Thanks to a lunging tackle from Brent Griffiths on an unsuspecting MasterFoods sauce bottle - the Hyundai A-League's first Testimonial Match went viral overnight clocking up hundreds of thousands of views internationally. Footage shot live and exclusively by VPA Productions with more highlights to come this week.

Posted by Central Coast Mariners on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Chasing the human condiment down in a bid to prevent conceding another goal in the eventual 12-5 victory for Hutch's XI, Stoke born Griffiths lunged from behind, taking his victim out of the game in the process.

Rightfully dismissed for the foul, Griffiths left the pitch unaware that video footage of the incident would be shared around the world and tarnish his career.

Questions over the referee's decision to allow the sauce to take part in the game in the first place have been asked by conspiracy theorists, forgetting that at a testimonial you're allowed to do whatever you want. Except slide tackle a delicious meal accompaniment.

Tragically, the barbecue sauce bottle died later in hospital due to the severity of the wounds it sustained. To make things even worse, it only had two days left until retirement.

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