Footballer who drove 250 miles to play match is sent off… after FOUR MINUTES

September 24, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A footballer whose parents gave him a six-hour 250 mile lift to play a match was sent off – after four MINUTES.

Mike Humphreys, 22, persuaded his mum and dad to take him from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire to Cornwall for the game.

He then took to the field for his Devon-based Elmore FC against Cornish rivals Wadebridge Town,

But within for minutes of the game the midfielder was given his marching orders after picking up two yellow cards.

Mike, of Tiverton, had raced to the game after picking up his sports management degree from Bucks New University.

He said: “In the first couple of minutes, I gave away a free kick and the referee booked me straight away.

“Then I went to tackle someone and I tripped up and flung my arm out and it was a hand ball so I was sent off straight after that.

“My parents were so annoyed it was unreal. My dad was like ‘we’ve driven for six hours and you have lasted no more than five minutes’.

“My mum didn’t even talk to me until we got home. We laugh about it now but everyone still takes the mick out of me.”

Elmore eventually lost the Sept 10 FA Vase replay 4-1.

Manager Pete Buckingham said: “On the bright side he had graduated so that was fantastic.”

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