Play of the day: Shoelaces lead to red card

Roda JC striker Sanharib Malki might be looking to order shorter shoelaces for future games after his current pair led to a red card in a Dutch Eredivisie League game this week.

The Syrian player was left tangled with ADO Den Haag striker Mike van Duinen when their shoelaces got caught while both players attempted to go for the ball.

Malki did the seemingly reasonable thing and tried to untangle the boots with a quick kick, but while it unhooked the players it also sent van Duinen to the canvas.

The referee saw this and showed Malki a straight red.

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