Hamburger SV forward Aaron Opoku was sent off during his team’s 2-1 defeat to Darmstadt on Friday after he lashed out at an opponent.
With his side trailing 2-0 in the 64th minute but up a man, Opoku was starting an attack for Hamburger. Darmstadt’s Fabian Holland couldn’t slow down Opoku and as a last resort he grabbed onto the forward’s shorts and held on for dear life.
Opoku was pissed. Royally pissed. What happened next is a quick lesson on how to get all your teammates to dislike you.
Aaron Opoku Kicks Opponent
Note to self: It’s a very bad idea to pull on Aaron Opoku’s shorts. pic.twitter.com/alGBCeXgpf— I Love Shakhtar Donetsk (@buffafalos) August 19, 2022
Talk about a speed run for getting a red card. Holland, the victim of Opoku’s kick, was still given a yellow card for trying to take off another player’s clothes.
It’s also worth noting that Opoku was brought on as a substitute in the 56th minute. He then picked up a yellow card in the 60th before karate kicking Holland in the 64th. A super eventful eight minutes from Mr. Opoku.
The game was a feisty one that saw three red cards between the two teams and six yellows.
If Opoku falls out of favor with the manager for his poor decision making he at least has the peace of mind knowing he has a back-up acting career for a “Karate Kid” reboot.