Former England winger Matt Banahan was sent off against Harlequins on Saturday for a high tackle despite knocking himself out in the process.
The 6ft 5′ winger went too high on Quins’ Tyrone Green resulting in a nasty head clash which left Banahan motionless on the ground seeking medical attention.
The game was stopped immediately and after Banahan was being assisted off the pitch by the team doctor, referee Ian Tempest apologetically brandished a red card to the 34-year-old.
Thanks for all the messages luckily the @gloucesterrugby medic department are world class. If someone says how do you remember your possible last ever game I will say ‘’ who knows’’ pic.twitter.com/HWOyLlCQX7
— matt banahan (@mattbanahan1) March 20, 2021
In the end Quins ran away with a 59-24 win at Twickenham and full match highlights, including Banahan’s red card at 2:53, are available below: