Kaka Managed To Get Sent Off On Saturday For Being Too Nice

It could only happen to Kaka

Former AC Milan midfielder Kaka has always come across as one of football's good guys. A wholesome, mop-topped cherub of a man who just wants to praise Jesus by way of printed vests and through balls.

But no one seems to have received the memo over in America, where he was sent off over the weekend for the heinous crime of 'friendship'.

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Playing for Orlando City against New York Red Bulls on Saturday, the 35-year old (35! Time is sad and unrelenting!) found himself in the middle of a little late-game scuffle.

Several players were booked after the referee consulted video review – including Kaka, who was shown a red card for having a little touchy-feely jape with his close friend and former teammate Aurelien Collin.

They smiled and laughed as the brawl calmed down, but the referee decided that Kaka had to be punished for bringing his hands to Collin's face, banter be damned.

Despite the ridiculousness of the situation, Kaka left the field with a minimum of fuss - an act of niceness that will surely induce an 8-match ban once the MLS get their hands on the footage.