Ireland U-17 goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran was sent-off during his side’s penalty shoot-out loss to the Netherlands in the European Championship quarter-final.
Corcoran appeared to keep Irish hopes alive when he saved Dutch captain Daishawn Redan’s decisive spot-kick only for the referee to rule that he had come off his line early.
Things went from bad to worse as the referee showed Corcoran a second yellow-card leaving the distraught teen in tears.
Ireland were not allowed to introduce substitute goalkeeper Sean Bohan and instead defender Oisín McEntee was forced to go in goal for Redan’s retaken kick.
Redan made no mistake with his second chance as he smashed the ball home and sent his side through to the semi-finals.
Watch the drama as it unfolded below…
Ireland have been eliminated in bizarre, controversial fashion at the U17 Euros after goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran was shown a second yellow card for moving off his line too early during the penalty shootout https://t.co/O48xsGehPh pic.twitter.com/yroYmS84ca
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) May 14, 2018