San Lorenzo captain booked BEFORE kick-off for bringing dog onto pitch | inside World Soccer

Pablo Alvarado managed to pick up a yellow card even before kick-off on Sunday which surely secured him a record for the earliest yellow card ever to be shown in football history.

Referee shows the yellow card to San Lorenzo captain Pablo Alvarado before the game even started
Referee shows the yellow card to San Lorenzo captain Pablo Alvarado before the game even started

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The San Lorenzo captain led his men out for the derby clash against Boca Juniors in Argentina's Primera División, but Alvarado's match got off to a terrible start in a bizarre circumstance.

After coming onto the pitch before the match and posing for photos with his opposite number and the match officials, Alvarado was showed the yellow card by referee German Delfino - before the match even started!

The 27-year-old had brought a dog onto the pitch which ordinarily is no bad thing but since there were children mascots, it was considered a bookable offence.

Fortunately, it remained Alvarado's only booking on the day, and he and his men had the last laugh as San Lorenzo ran off 1-0 winners.


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