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Boring footballer receives 2 yellow cards in 17 seconds

Football players don’t always have the best reputation in the world when it comes to faking injuries, flopping or trying to avoid accountability. Doncaster Rovers midfielder Lee Tomlin tried to do just about all that and more on Saturday and paid it off with two yellow cards in the space of 17 seconds, which led to his dismissal from the game.

The 33-year-old man, who was makes his Doncaster debut after signing a one-year deal with the club this week, certainly made his mark against Bradford City on Saturday afternoon in a League Two showdown.

With the score tied 0-0 in added time at the end of the first half, Tomlin interfered with Bradford City’s attempt to take a free-kick by bending over to touch the ball and facing the opposition . This led to a yellow card from the referee. Tomlin refused to back down, then hit the ground in apparent pain despite being almost untouched. Given the obvious attempt to stop the game, the referee hit him with a second yellow card 17 seconds later which meant his day was over.

Tomlin pointed the finger at himself after being kicked out of the game, as if to say “who, me? might be the best part.

Even Bradford City’s Twitter account couldn’t resist calling it as they saw it.

This whole silly situation has sparked a lot of funny reactions in the football world.

The game ended 0-0, so you can safely say that his prevention of Bradford City’s goal attempts paid off…

[Give Me Sport]