Portsmouth player sent off for punching opponent's crotch - TWICE! | inside World Soccer

Portsmouth defender Sam Sodje earned himself a bizarre red card on Saturday when he repeatedly whacked Oldham Athletic's Jose Baxter in the crotch for no apparent reason.

Strike Two! Sam Sodje sneaks in another jab at Jose Baxter's balls
Strike Two! Sam Sodje sneaks in another jab at Jose Baxter's balls

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The Nigerian appeared to be having words with Baxter, who had earlier scored the only goal of the game to give Oldham a 1-0 victory at Boundary Park.

Baxter then covered his sensitive parts with one hand, but it was not enough to stop a second dig from Sodje.

After a bit of discussion, the referee showed Sodje a straight red, though the official escaped similar action from the 33-year-old.

"I didn't see the incident so we could only go on what the fourth official said," Pompey boss Guy Whittingham told the club's website.

"He told us that Sam had punched their player so we will look at our footage and act accordingly.

"If he has done that then it's inexcusable. You're putting your team-mates through playing 40 minutes with a man less when you're desperately trying to get back into the game."


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