Ghana's No. 1

Samuel Inkoom bizarrely sent off in Ukraine

Published on: 04 November 2011

Dnipro defender Samuel Inkoom was bizarrely red-carded on Thursday after he was booked for a second time for taking off his shirt while making his way off the pitch after being substituted.

The Ghana international looked bemused after referee Oleg Derevinsky produced a second yellow card and sent him off in the 62nd minute.

Dnipro were two goals up against Karpaty Lviv in a Ukrainian Premier League match when the baffling incident happened.

Nevertheless, despite how harsh the yellow card seemed, manager Juande Ramos still had little sympathy for his player after the match.

'Samuel was already on a yellow card, and we know if you take your shirt off on the field you'll be shown a yellow card,' the former Spurs boss said.

'It was an unforgivable mistake on the part of our player.

'A professional can't allow himself to make such mistakes.'

Inkoom, who was fortunate that Dnipro managed to see out the game 2-0 with ten men, bizarrely defended his actions by blaming the weather - because it's freezing...

'It's cold here,' he told Swiss newspaper Blick.

'At the moment the temperature is about zero.'

The 22-year-old has been linked with a transfer to Liverpool, with scouts from the Premier League thought to have been present at the match.

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