Video: Footballer sent off for throwing dog against a fence
An Argentine football player gets sent off after he grabs a dog that wandered onto the pitch by its neck and throws it against a fence.
Hot-headed South American footballer, Jose Jimenez of Bella Vista – caused his match versus San Juan to descend into chaos, after the crowd witnessed his behaviour.
The dog appeared unharmed after the incident and ran away from the player.
The opposing teams fans began to hurl objects and abuse at Jimenez, while San Juan players charged towards the bench where he was taking refuge.
As the tension rose in the crowd, the referee finally showed the player a red card and gave him his marching orders and sent him to the dressing room.
Not only did the player get sent off and banned, but the local media have suggested that Bella Vista have rescinded Jimenez’ contract following the incident.