How Ghana Forward Andre Ayew Was Subbed Due to Lack of Jersey in France

How Ghana Forward Andre Ayew Was Subbed Due to Lack of Jersey in France

  • Andre Ayew's career in France will always be remembered for his bizarre substitution because there was no spare shirt
  • The 32-year-old spent seven years in France where he played for Olympique Marseille, Lorient and Arles-Avignon
  • Andre Ayew left France in 2015 to join English Premier League side Swansea City after a successful spell at Marseille

Andre Ayew's career started in France in 2007, when he joined Olympique Marseille as a teenage, to continue from where his father, Abedi Pele, left off at the club.

The Ghana international enjoyed good moments as well as bad times at the French giants, but there was one game that he would love to forget.

On August 17, 2014, the now Ghana captain had to be subbed after 52 minutes of Marseille's game against Montpellier because there was no spare jersey for the forward.

Andre Ayew in action for Marseille against Montpellier. Credit: Getty Images
Andre Ayew's bizarre substitution because of lack of jersey. Credit: Getty Images
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Andre Ayew had been injured earlier in the game with blood staining his shirt and the referee had to order the club to replace the jersey.

After half-time, when Ayew was returning from the break, it was visible on his jersey that the blood was still dropping.

A Marseille official tried intervening by using someone else's jersey for the Ghanaian, but the rule stated that a spare jersey should have the name and number of the player.

After minutes of arguing between the referees and officials of Marseille, then led by Marcelo Bielsa, Ayew had to be replaced in the 52nd minute.

Former West Ham star Dimitri Payet was the man who replaced Andre Ayew in that game.

Marseille ended up losing the match 2-0 to Montpellier at the Stade Velodrome.

Andre Ayew scores in Al Sadd's defeat to Al Duhail

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana Captain Andre Ayew was on target for Al Sadd as they lost 3-2 to Al Duhail in the semi finals of the Qatar Emir Cup on Monday.

The 32-year-old netted in the 33rd minute to make the scores 1-1 after Tunisia international Ferjani Sassi had opened the scoring for the away side.

Kenya's Michael Olunga shot his side into the lead in the 44th minute before Sassi grabbed his brace late in the game to make it 3-1 for Al Duhail.

Source: Sports Brief News