Albania's Lorik Cana looks dejected after being sent off
The former Black Cats captain was red carded on 37 minutes after picking up two yellow cards during his side's opener with Switzerland on Saturday.
His first booking of the game came after an typically strong sliding challenge midway through the first half, before a bizarre handball saw him handed his marching orders.
Lorik Cana during his time at Sunderaland
Cana, who was brought to Wearside by Steve Bruce in 2009, spent just one season at the Stadium of Light, but Sunderland fans still have plenty of memories of the 32-year-old's time at the club.
His reputation as a strong tackler and no-nonsense enforcer made him something of a cult hero with many fans, although his ability to lose his cool often caused him to be labelled a liability.
And many Sunderland fans were quick to rekindle those memories on social media shortly after Cana, now of French side Nantes, was dismissed.
Lorik Cana at his best (against Kaboul) pic.twitter.com/gN8Tr3CtnY— Andy (@SAFCsource) June 11, 2016
Not your usual Cana red card, usually involves studs above the opponents knee or something like that— Gavin moan (@safc_crazy) June 11, 2016