Jozy Altidore makes a big, big mistake:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmNrGdAZyHo"]YouTube- Hull City Goes Down While Jozy Altidore and Allan Hutton Sent Early to the Showers[/ame]
Sunderland defender Alan Hutton stikes him with the ball, buying himself an automatic red card, meaning Hull was going to get to play the last 40 minutes against a ten man side.
What a break. Jozy should have shaken his hand and offered to buy him dinner.
Instead, incredibly, he head butts the guy.
Not only was this simply self-indulgent jackassery, but his team - Hull City - is fighting for their lives and down one goal. There's just no excuse.
He's now done at Hull - where they were actually growing rather fond of the guy - and Villereal will have to figure out what to do with him next.
Altidore HAS REPORTEDLY APOLOGIZED, Tweeting that he:
"made a stupid, immature and costly mistake.......I let my emotions get the best of me and lost my composure."
Sunderland defender Alan Hutton suffered a cut eye, smashed nose and a chipped tooth in the English Premier League match.
Altidore has been suspended for the remaining two games of Hulls' season and certainly faces a 3 game punishment from the EPL.
Hull manager Iain Dowie:
"Jozy reacted stupidly. I'm not going to defend my player..He'll be disciplined because of it. It's not acceptable. In a big, big game, he's let his teammates down.''
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce:
"The incident after that is totally ridiculous"
More importantly though, Jozy just painted a big target on himself; at this level, when people figure out you can be provoked into this kind of stuff, guess what happens?
I'm a big fan, kid, but you've now dug yourself a big hole.