There really is something about the action involved in a Premier League red card. The anticipation of the reach to the back pocket, the flash of crimson, the referee’s arm held high in the sky. The red card being brandished. A crime has been punished, or has a mistake been compounded? And why do we love and fear the sending off in equal measure?
Join Duncan Alexander and Graham Bell as they explore the world of the Premier League red card starting, as ever, with a little bit of a history lesson and why we should be forever grateful to Ken Aston before diving into the data and looking back over the course of the competition, bringing up the facts and stats you will love about those who have taken an early bath.
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