Wednesday 28 September 2016

'World's dirtiest player' gets sent off just 21 minutes into his coaching debut

Published 24/03/2016 | 12:20

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - MAY 01: André Santos of Gremio fights for the ball with Gerardo Alberto Bedoya of Independiente Santa Fe during a match between Gremio and Independiente Santa Fe as part of the Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2013 at Arena do Gremio Stadium on May 01, 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Edu Andrade/FatoPress/LatinContent/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - MAY 01: André Santos of Gremio fights for the ball with Gerardo Alberto Bedoya of Independiente Santa Fe during a match between Gremio and Independiente Santa Fe as part of the Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2013 at Arena do Gremio Stadium on May 01, 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Edu Andrade/FatoPress/LatinContent/Getty Images)

After receiving a record 46 red cards during his playing career, former Colombian international Gerardo Bedoya didn't waste much time in transferring his aggressive style to the technical area.

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The defender, who won the Copa America in 2001, was in the dugout for the first time yesterday as part of the Independiente Santa Fe coaching staff, and only lasted 21 minutes before being banished to the stands.

After Junior FC scored an early equaliser, Bedoya berated the referee and his linesman for ten minutes straight before they had finally had enough.

It isn't a particularly surprising development for a man who in 2012, was suspended for 15 games for elbowing a player - and then aiming to kick him in the head.

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