Bruno Alves has apologised for the crazy challenge that saw him dismissed in a friendly against England on Thursday night.
The Portugal defender received his marching orders after 35 minutes when he recklessly lifted a boot towards Harry Kane's face as the 6 ft 2 in striker jumped to head the ball.
England went on to win the match thanks to Chris Smalling's late header in a contest that was somewhat overshadowed by Alves's challenge.
It's almost unheard of for someone to be dismissed during a friendly fixture, but the Fenerbahce player's moment of madness left the referee with little alternative.
After the match, he told reporters: