A player in Scotland was sent off for urinating during a game.
A player in Scotland was sent off for urinating during a game. David Davies

Keeper in a wee spot of bother

A WEE break has ended in a goalkeeper in non-league Scottish football being sent off.

Shettleston custodian Garry Whyte was given his marching orders by the referee for leaving the pitch to urinate during his team's West of Scotland Super League clash against Shotts Bon Accord.

After 72 minutes, Whyte told officials he was desperate to go to the toilet but he was told play would not be stopped to allow him to relieve himself.

He took matters into his own hands and had a wee behind the goals.

When he returned to action, however, he was shown a red card.

"He was ready to take a goalkick and he shouted over to the linesman that he needed the toilet. The linesman said to him 'we can't stop play',” Shettleston manager John Fallon told the Scottish Sun.

"He ran behind the goals and went up to the wall to do a pee.

"Then he came back on and the referee has sent him off.

"There's nothing about it in the rule book so we're all a bit confused.”

Despite the sending off, Shettleston still won the game 1-0.



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