Manchester Metropolis legend Yaya Toure was despatched off simply 10 seconds into Qingdao Huanghai’s last recreation of the season on Saturday.
The midfielder, 36, aimed a kick at his opponent off the ball, and was dismissed following a VAR assessment.
The match is claimed to be Toure’s last look in China, along with his facet occurring to lose 2-1 to Nantong Zhiyun.
Regardless of the defeat, Qingdao Huanghai have secured promotion to the Chinese language Tremendous League as champions of Chinese language League One after selecting up 57 factors from their 30 matches this season, with Toure contributing two objectives and three assists in his 14 video games since becoming a member of in July.
The Ivorian was given his marching orders for the third time in his profession, and the primary time since being despatched off for Manchester City in a Champions League tie towards CSKA Moscow 5 years in the past.
Mladen Kovacevic’s second half brace secured the win for Nantong Zhiyun, however the end result did not put a dampener on Qingdao Huanghai’s promotion celebrations.
After they clinched their first ever spot in Chinese language Tremendous League final week, Toure tweeted: “Immediately we made historical past. Promotion!
“Subsequent season Qingdao Huanghai FC shall be the place they need to be… The Chinese language Tremendous League.
“I am proud to assist make this occur however I need the title. Yet another recreation to go.”
Toure is at the moment and not using a contract for subsequent season, and there have been options that he will not renew along with his present membership.
The midfielder – who picked up 101 caps for the Ivory Coast – received seven trophies in eight profitable years with Metropolis, together with three Premier League titles and the FA Cup in 2011, when he scored the profitable aim within the Wembley last towards Stoke Metropolis.