Watch as Plymouth and Accrington players are BOTH sent off for a horror double challenge – but one team wins a free-kick

This is the moment when opposing players were both sent off for a horror challenge against each other.

Plymouth Argyle defender Dan Scarr and Accrington Stanley captain Seamus Conneely both flew in when the ball flew out near the center circle during this League 1 clash.

Both players went in hard


Both players went in hardRecognition:
Dan Scarr and Seamus Conneely were both sent off


Dan Scarr and Seamus Conneely were both sent offPhoto credit: Rex
Tempers flared at Home Park


Tempers flared at Home ParkPhoto credit: Rex

The referee ruled both deserved to be sent off – before giving Argyle a free-kick.

Footage shows both players attempting to win a loose ball that rolls across the floor.

But Scarr and Conneely mistimed the tackle and ended up running into each other while missing the ball completely.

You can both see them fall into a heap on the ground after connecting.

Ref Neil Hair made the unusual decision to send off both men over the same challenge.

Argyle’s Twitter account tweeted about the incident: “Scarr and Conneely will both be sent off in a decision that is unlikely to please anyone.”

Centre-back Scarr later apologized to fans – but joked that the gaffer should take the blame for the sacking.

He tweeted: “Buzzing for the boys! Another great home win! Nearly zero for the birthday boy and all strikers on the archway.


“Sorry to everyone for saying goodbye!

“I blame the gaffer for not swapping me out beforehand because he couldn’t fit in a green shirt!”

Leaders Argyle were already 1-0 up by the Reds’ first half after Niall Ennis had scored the opening goal.

Sam Cosgrove and Ryan Hardie made the game unquestionable with their second-half goals as Argyle clinched seven straight home wins.

They remain at the top ahead of Ipswich, Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth.

Pilgrims boss Steve Schumacher was happy with the result – but not with the cards.

He said: “Three goals from three strikers is just brilliant and it’s so good to have them all in form.

They complement each other very well and when one starts, the other two can step up and make an impact.

“The game was kind of spoiled by the red cards. Both guys went for the ball and collided with each other.

“Common sense would be for the ref to book both of them but he said he followed the letter of the law.”

Disputes continued as the couple headed out


Disputes continued as the couple headed outPhoto credit: Rex Watch as Plymouth and Accrington players are BOTH sent off for a horror double challenge – but one team wins a free-kick


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