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Juninho sent off for kicking ball at Kansas City goalkeeper/embellisher Jimmy Nielsen

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Legendary Brazilian free kick specialist Juninho plays for New York now and though he hasn't scored his first goal for his new club yet, he has earned his first red card for kicking the ball an unsuspecting goalkeeper.

With New York down 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City, Juninho's night ended in the first minute of injury time when he showed off his dead ball skills by kicking what was supposed to be a goal kick at keeper Jimmy Nielsen for no good reason. Nielsen made the most of the bizarre incident by covering his face and going limp even though the ball didn't hit him in the face. The 38-year-old former Lyon midfielder was shown a red card and New York went on to finish off the loss without him.

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