Ospreys Champions Cup woes went from bad to worse today when they went down to 14 men against Racing in the opening minute.
The Welsh side have struggled massively so far in the competition having lost to Munster and Saracens in their first two games.
On top of that, away from the field, there there was controversy as it emerged Allen Clarke is no longer in charge of team affairs, but will legally remain an Ospreys employee until his situation is resolved. They are currently tied bottom of Pro14 Conference A.
Their Liberty Stadium tie started in the worst possible way when Dan Evans was sent off for a boot to Teddy Thomas's face. Referee Frank Murphy explained, "we have to go red card for this for player's safety."
A red card after just 37 seconds!
Dan Evans given marching orders for reckless action...
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