The 50 Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History

30. Most Red Cards in a Soccer Match (36)

Date: 2/22/2010
Set By: Damian Rubino, Referee

Considering a team has to forfeit a soccer match if they are down to fewer than seven players on the field, this is a real head scratcher. The volume of people needed to be sent off to reach the magic number of 36 defies all logic, and if a ref is issuing this many cards then chances are nobody's listening to him anyway. This record could maybe be equaled if we brought soccer refs out into the middle of riots as police had them try to use red cards instead of riot gear. Beyond that, we don't see this total being equaled in any sort of controlled sporting environment.

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