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Father and son sent off in same incident


during the Emirates FA Cup Second Round Replay between Exeter City and Forest Green at St James Park on December 12, 2017 in Exeter, England.

Dan Mullan

This has surely never happened in the soccer world before.

In the 39th minute of Forest Green Rovers’ 2-1 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers on Monday, a father and son were both sent off in the same minute.

Sitting in last place of the fourth-tier, Forest Green were reduced to 10-men in the first half as Charlie Cooper was sent off.

Then, his dad, the manager of Forest Green, Mark Cooper, was also sent off as he remonstrated the decision.

Cooper was sticking up for his son but surely this has to be the only time in soccer history a father and son have been sent off in the same incident.