Salford City goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off for urinating during his team’s 2-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue, the West Yorkshire club have said.
Towards the end of the National League North match, attended by 533 spectators, Crocombe was given a red card by the referee.
A supporter is also believed to have reported 24-year-old New Zealander Crocombe to police.
In a tweet, Bradford Park Avenue announced: “We can confirm that Crocombe has been sent off for urinating during the game. We are not joking.”
Bradford PA club secretary Colin Barker told Press Association Sport: “That’s correct. He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee.
“He went to the side of the stand as I understand it. I didn’t actually see it but the referee definitely sent him off for it because he was alerted to it by his linesman.
“One of our spectators has made a formal complaint so we’re waiting to see what will happen from there. But there’s no secret about it. It’s been reported to the police.”
Crocombe, 24, is a former Oxford goalkeeper who joined Salford in May.
Salford are owned by businessman Peter Lim and five stars of Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92’ – Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.
The Greater Manchester club reacted to the dismissal by tweeting: “Red Card! Crocombe see red for something off the ball. No one has a clue what has happened.”
Former England striker Gary Lineker made a joke of the incident, writing on Twitter: “If that’s true, I’d have been given a life-time ban for a s***”
Lineker admitted in 2010 that owing to a stomach bug he accidentally defecated on the pitch during England’s match against the Republic of Ireland at the 1990 World Cup.
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