- Jun 9, 2003
You're pants, ref!
The players got a cheap frill
A referee caused uproar during a football match when he pulled out a pair of red knickers instead of his red card.
Carlos Jose Figueira Ferro was attempting to send off a player during a game in Brazil when he made the faux pas.
Even worse, Ferro's wife was at the game - and didn't recognise the lacy lingerie.
The embarrassed official ended the game 20 minutes early and afterwards insisted he didn't know where the knickers had come from.
By that time his wife was reportedly on the phone to her lawyer.