Clint Dempsey shown red card for ripping up referee's notebook

The US Captain was the third US player to be ejected after a red card

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The Independent US

Clint Dempsey ripped up a referee's notebook and was shown a red card as his team lost on Tuesday night.

The United States captain responded to referee Daniel Radford’s red card to team-mate Michael Azira. The 32-year-old forward snatched the ref’s notebook and ripped it into pieces.


Dempsey’s Seattle Sounders lost the match as the Portland Timbers outscored them 3-1.

The star forward may now face a long-term suspension spanning at least three-months, meaning he could miss this summer's Gold Cup.