Two balls on the pitch during Belgium v Republic of Ireland led to the oddest yellow card


The first half of the Group E clash between Belgium and the Republic of Ireland at the Euros definitely didn't lack passion from either side - and we also saw some odd moments too.

It's not every football match that you get two balls on the pitch, is it?

The slight error of two footballs being in play earned Ireland's Jeff Hendrick the first booking of the game - because he kicked the non-playing ball away, instead of the one that was, well, meant to be in play.

It was a confusing moment for everyone. So you probably won't be surprised to hear Twitter is not happy with the ref - who's Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey BTW - for perhaps rather harshly dishing out such a strange yellow card.

(Chris Radburn/PA)

But then again people don't exactly think Hendricks was blameless in the whole thing. Bet he was left feeling a bit silly in the changing rooms at half time...

Jeff Hendrick and Dembele go for the ball
(Petr David Josek/AP)

And it's left people rather intrigued to see what would happen with extra footballs in other Euro games too.