World Football: 10 Most Controversial Red Cards Ever

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World Football: 10 Most Controversial Red Cards Ever
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Footballers throughout the world have seen the wrath of the referee's decision to send off players in important matches in the form of the dreaded red card.

Who can forget seeing a player such as Zinedine Zidane getting sent off for his infamous head-butt to the chest of Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup, or seeing David Beckham get a red card and face the wrath of England after they were eliminated from the 1998 World Cup?

Now these two famous examples will always live in infamy but there are other incidents that have seen players get red cards for their actions on the pitch.

Here are the ten most controversial red cards in history.

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