Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo sent off after just NINE seconds in Ligue 1 clash against Angers in one of fastest red cards ever seen
- Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo was sent off just nine seconds into the match
- The former Barcelona man brought down Angers forward Abdallah Sima
- His early dismissal is a record for the fastest red card in the French top-flight
OG Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo has obliterated the record for the fastest red card in the French top-flight after being sent off after just nine seconds.
The former Barcelona centre-back was sent off in the opening seconds of their Ligue 1 clash against Angers when he denied an obvious goalscoring opportunity.
Angers forward Abdallah Sima beat the 22-year-old to the ball, but was brought down as he bore down on goal.
Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo has obliterated the record for the fastest red card in Ligue 1
Referee Bastien Dechepy awarded a free-kick and immediately produced a red card for the Frenchman. It is by far the fastest sending-off in Ligue 1.
It is also now Todibo’s second two red card already this season, as he picked another up in Nice’s 1-0 defeat by Clermont Foot last month.
His dismissal has not only broken the record in France, but it sits among the fastest in football history.
Former Tottenham ace Nabil Bentaleb broke the deadlock for Angers against OGC Nice
The Frenchman trudged off leaving his side in a real pickle. Lucien Favre’s side did, however, nearly make it to half-time level, but conceded just moments before the break.
Former Tottenham ace Nabil Bentaleb broke the deadlock for Angers, increasing the home side’s misery.
Nice have endured an underwhelming start to the season, winning just two of their first seven matches.