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Polish goalkeeper saves penalty, gets sent off for rude celebration

Ryan Bailey
Dirty Tackle

Ravan Baku are rock bottom of the Azerbaijan Premier League, so when Lukasz Sapela saved a penalty at the home of high-flying Gabala on Sunday, the Polish goalkeeper celebrated like a plucky underdog. Well, a plucky underdog who repeatedly gave an "up yours" gesture to the home crowd as a means of celebrating his own achievement.

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Evidently, the referee didn't take kindly to the potentially inflammatory behaviour, issuing Sapela with a red card. Ravan were forced to play out the final 16 minutes of the match with ten men, but they managed to hold on for a 0-0 draw.

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