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Roy O'Donovan got away with a yellow card after this blatant headbutt today

Don’t try this at home, kids.

FORMER CORK CITY and Sunderland striker Roy O’Donovan let the red rebel mist get the better of him this morning during his side’s 3- 1 win over Wellington Phoenix in the A-League.

The Central Coast Mariners’ Irish forward clearly leaned in and flicked a headbutt while anticipating the approach of Phoenix captain Manny Muscat with his side leading 2-0 after 59 minutes in Gosford.

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Incredibly, O’Donovan walked away with just a yellow card for the incident and Kiwi Andrew Durante took the same punishment for his protests.

There was one mitigating factor in O’Donovan’s defence: as Outside 90 point out on Twitter, Muscat had just clipped him with an elbow in the face before the pair came together.


Fairly lenient refereeing all round.

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