Kudos and thanks to the brave women of the Frauen-Bundesliga, for their quest to find new and interesting ways to get dismissed is an inspiration to us all.
Take Taoba Kemmy of FFC Turbine Potsdam. She really wanted to take a quick throw-in, only to see FFC Frankfurt’s Kerstin Garfrekes blocking her planned throw. Using the common knowledge that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, Kemmy decided to put this into action, throwing the ball directly into Garfrekes’ face.
It earned her an instant red, presumably for violent conduct, though I don’t recall the rulebook considering use of the ball to fit that definition. If you kick or punch or slap, I get that, but using the ball seems devious enough to be considered just a yellow. I mean, this isn’t assault with a deadly weapon we’re talking about, right?
In short, we salute you, Taoba. Your ingenuity is to be admired.