Edgar Davids Sent off for Deliberate Elbow as Barnet Match Erupts into Brawl

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVOctober 13, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Refereee Nick Kinseley steps in as players square up after Barnet player manager Edgar Davids (3rd R) elbowed Steven Wright of Wrexham in the face during the Skrill Conference Premier match between Barnet and Wrexham AFC at The Hive Stadium on October 13, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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Egdar Davids has always been able to look after himself, but the former Ajax, AC Milan and Dutch international midfielder maybe went a little too far on Sunday.

Now 40 and working as player-manager for non-league side Barnet in England, Davids was sent off for a deliberate elbow in the face of an opponent—as per ITV Sport.

Wright, bleeding from Davids' elbow. Pic: @101greatgoals
Wright, bleeding from Davids' elbow. Pic: @101greatgoals

The recipient was Wrexham's Stephen Wright, who was later sent off himself, and the clash happened amid what ITV Sport have classified as "a 20-man brawl."

Davids gets stuck in vs. Wrexham. Pic: @101greatgoals
Davids gets stuck in vs. Wrexham. Pic: @101greatgoals

Turns out Davids was playing in central defence for his Blue Square Premier outfit. Turns out he's still every bit as competitive as always.

Sunday's match finished 1-1, which leaves Davids' team ninth in the conference as they seek promotion to League Two.