87' - We can confirm that Crocombe has been sent off for urinating during the game. We are not joking. #greenarmy (1-2)— Bradford Park Avenue (@BPAFCOfficial) October 28, 2017
“He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee,” club secretary Colin Barker said after the match.
The Salford City player later took to his twitter page to apologize. “I was in a very uncomfortable position and made an error in judgement which spoiled a great win,” he tweeted. “My intention was never to offend anyone and I’d like to apologize to both clubs and both sets of supporters and it won’t happen again.”
pic.twitter.com/S6d0IxO8Az— Max Crocombe (@Meeiix) October 28, 2017
The incident is reminiscent of what happened to former Germany and Arsenal star Jens Lehmann in 2009. While playing a Champions League game at VfB Stuttgart, he ran behind a billboard to relieve himself.