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Goalkeeper sent off for relieving himself during match in Bradford apologises

Max Crocombe Credit: PA

A goalkeeper has apologised after he was sent off for urinating during a match in Bradford.

Max Crocombe, who plays for Salford, was shown the red card towards the end of his sides 2-1 win in the National League North match at Bradford Park Avenue.

A supporter is also believed to have reported 24-year-old New Zealander Crocombe to police.

In a tweet, Bradford Park Avenue said: "We can confirm that Crocombe has been sent off for urinating during the game. We are not joking."

Two hours after the match finished, Crocombe posted on his Twitter page (@meeiix): "I'd like to sincerely apologise for the incident today. I was in a very uncomfortable position and made an error in judgement which spoiled a great win.

"My intention was never to offend anyone and I'd like to apologise to both clubs and both sets of supporters and it won't happen again. Max."

Bradford PA club secretary Colin Barker told the Press Association: "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."