Edgar Davids has had a distinguished playing career, stepping out for the likes of AC Milan, Barcelona and Juventus. He even moved to Tottenham in the dwindling days of his career.
However, as player/manager of Barnet in the Skrill Premier, the Dutch enforcer saw his third red card of the season against Salisbury on Saturday in a 2-1 defeat for his side.
Davids plays with the number one jersey on his back, and was operating as a central defender before being sent off.
After the game, the 40-year-old vowed to hang up his boots once and for all, and also claimed that he was being targeted by referees.
“I don't think I am going to play any more because they are taking away the fun,” he is quoted as saying.
“I think I know for definite now that the league is targeting Barnet. I don't know how many games we have played now but there is weird decision-making all the time.
“It is ridiculous, especially the first [yellow card] because everyone can see I cleared the ball. That was an absolute disgrace. The other one for the red card was also a disgrace.
“I am a target … I want the team to do well. If you look at the red cards, some are definitely red cards and some are exaggerated. It is hard to complete our tasks when a lot of decisions are against you.”
Davids has a record of five red cards in 38 games for Barnet.
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