English referee Anthony Taylor had an embarrassing moment in Dynamo Kyiv’s Champions League clash with Benfica.
The game ended in a goalless draw, but the key talking point was a mishap from Taylor, who mistakenly gave Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Denys Garmash a second yellow card and subsequently a red card.
After protestations from Garmash, Taylor realised that he hadn’t previously booked the 31-year-old.
Referee Anthony Taylor mistakenly gave Dynamo Kyiv’s Denys Garmash a second yellow card and a red card
Taylor eventually realised that he had make a mistake and then took back the red card
Taylor subsequently took the red card back, with Garmash only getting a booking.
42-year-old Taylor has refereed in the Premier League since 2010 and has been FIFA listed since 2013.
His next assignment will be the Premier League game between Burnley and Arsenal on Saturday.
Following Taylor’s mistake, one Twitter user wrote: ‘Terrible refereeing from a Premier league regular? Imagine my shock.’
Taylor will be back in action on Saturday when he will officiate Burnley versus Arsenal
Another wrote: ‘We literally have the worst refs, totally incapable.’
Another added: ‘How is that man still refereeing football matches’