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VIDEO: Former Tottenham defender Assou-Ekotto sees straight red for deliberate elbow

4:19 PM IST 09/04/17
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The Metz defender took exception to some jostling while forming part of a defensive wall, with a show of petulance leading to him being sent off

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has always been an enigmatic character, with the former Tottenham defender showing that nothing has changed since arriving at Metz.

The Cameroon international saw red for a reckless show of petulance in his most recent outing, as his Ligue 1 employers suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bordeaux.

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The contest was all but over by the time Assou-Ekotto was dismissed, but his deliberate elbow means he will now be missing for future fixtures as he serves a suspension.

The 33-year-old took exception to some jostling in a defensive wall as Bordeaux lined up a stoppage-time free-kick.

With little having gone Metz’s way on the day, Assou-Ekotto swung out an arm and was immediately sent down the tunnel by an unimpressed referee.