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VIDEO: Southend’s Jason Demetriou sent off for blatantly cynical tackle in Nations League

Cyprus captain Jason Demetriou was sent off six minutes into stoppage time of their Nations League game against Slovenia earlier this week following a shocking tackle.

The game already had two sending offs but the Cypriot Southend United player became the third to get sent down the tunnel after taking down Slovenia’s Domen Črnigoj to prevent him getting to the ball.

Watch the tackle on the video below…

The footage has gone viral, being retweeted over 5,000 times, liked 18,000 times and watched over 700,000 users on Twitter.

The match went on to finish 1-1 with Slovenia picking up their first point but sit bottom, Cyprus sit third with 4 points.


Football fans on social media took to joke about it with many posting GIFs and clips of what they thought it looked similar to, even Warnock got plenty of mentions – check out that hilarious reaction on the next page.


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