With half time approaching, Cameroon are 1-0 down to Croatia in a match they really need to win to keep their World Cup dreams alive. Coach Volker Finke needs his experienced players to stand up and deliver.
Enter former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song.
Reduced to 10 men, the Indomitable Lions were helpless to prevent Croatia running out as comfortable winners. Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic ensured that the African side would be joining Spain in catching the early flight home.
After such a costly moment of madness, football fans on Twitter couldn’t quite figure out what had crossed the 26 year old’s mind.
Well done, Alex Song. You’ve just found the most inefficient, awkward method of inflicting pain on another human being. *applauds*
— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) June 18, 2014
SONG MAKING SURE HE'S ON THE FLIGHT WITH HIS SPANISH BOYS
— Man's out ere cuz (@iamhamdi1) June 18, 2014
Alex Song sent off for punching Mandzukic in the back. Reminded me of this: pic.twitter.com/U0GdZ9airc
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 18, 2014
Song has been sent off, Barcelona's going to have to pay someone to sign him.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) June 18, 2014
Alex Song's red card was little bit harsh. He was just suffering from a small temporary wallop-opponent-frustration niggle.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) June 18, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Angle of Alex Song's red card. pic.twitter.com/Uh25q6bCLo
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) June 18, 2014
To be fair to Alex Song, he's not accustom to playing so many minutes…must have had his fill, bath time.
— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) June 18, 2014
Alex Song is a decent footballer if you ignore his positioning, discipline and stupidness. So glad we got rid of him.
— FG (@FunnyGooner) June 18, 2014
Rumoured to be on his way out of Barcelona this summer, Song’s hardly put himself in the shop window for a lucrative move. The midfielder may also face a few tough questions next time he’s back in Cameroon.