Goalkeeper gets in a wee bit of trouble

Caught short: Keeper Max Crocombe.
Caught short: Keeper Max Crocombe.

NEW Zealand under-20s goalkeeper Max Crocombe has been sent off in a lower-tier game in England for urinating.

Crocombe was issued a red card for relieving himself at the home of Bradford Park Avenue in the National League North, the seventh tier of English football, while playing for Salford.

Salford, which won the match 2-1, is owned by businessman Peter Lim and five former Manchester United stars - Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

A supporter is also believed to have reported Crocombe to police.

"He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee,” Bradford Park Avenue club secretary Colin Barker said.

"He went to the side of the stand as I understand it. I didn't actually see it but the referee definitely sent him off for it because he was alerted to it by his linesman.

Crocombe later apologised for the incident via his Twitter account.

"I'd like to sincerely apologise for the incident today. I was in a very uncomfortable position and made an error in judgement which spoiled a great win,” Crocombe wrote.

"My intention was never to offend anyone and I'd like to apologise to both clubs and both sets of supporters and it won't happen again.”

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