VIDEO: Luka Modric Shown Hilarious Yellow Card for Assisting the Referee


Croatian midfielder Luka Modric was shown a bizarre yellow card in Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, the 32-year-old booked for counting out 10-yards to set up a wall when defending a set-piece.

Just before half-time, Dortmund won a free-kick roughly 30-yards away from goal. With Nuri Sahin, Gonzalo Castro and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang standing over the set-piece, Modric began counting out the 10-yards Real Madrid’s wall needed to be because the referee was talking to teammates Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos.

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Clearly upset at the Croatian’s eagerness to get the game back underway, Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers brandished Modric with a yellow card.

Fans that were watching the action unfold at the Westfalenstadion expressed their confusion at Kuipers, after Modric was booked, on social media.

​​Real Madrid went on to win the game 3-1 on matchday two of their Champions League group stage campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo once again the star of the show after notching a brace in Dortmund.


Modric’s ex-Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale opened the scoring in incredible fashion for the visitors, striking a left-footed volley into the top corner past a static Roman Bürki. Ronaldo then doubled Madrid’s advantage early in the second half before Aubameyang halved Dortmund’s deficite just four minutes later.

Ronaldo then sealed Madrid’s victory with a ferocious strike into Bürki’s near post, leaving Dortmund without a point in the Champions League after the opening two games.