Germany: Bundesliga
FT
5 - 1
(1 - 1)
Dortmund
Freiburg
N. Schlotterbeck (26), K. Adeyemi (48), S. Haller (51), J. Brandt (69), G. Reyna (82)
K. Sildillia (17), L. Höler (45)
By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Streich explains ejection: "I told him to put on yellow shirt."

Those watching the Freiburg-Dortmund game on Saturday had a feeling that SCF head-coach Christian Streich wouldn't last the full 90 minutes on the sidelines. 

The animated Breisgauer gaffer was finally sent off by match official Robert Schröder in the 78th minute. Speaking at the post-match presser, Streich explained what did him in. 
Dortmund-Freiburg featured many jostling midfield duels in the opening half. Match official Robert Schröder issued five yellow cards in the first half. Two of them went to Freiburg defender Kiliann Sildillia, who had to exit proceedings on double yellows in the 17th minute. Freiburg trainer Christian Streich - visibly agitated by even his high standards - argued vehemently with Schröder after the second yellow and was lucky not to be sent off himself.

Streich never really regained his cool throughout the entire match. Feeling as if Sildillia's bookings were harsh and that Schröder was losing control of the match, the 57-year-old kept shouting and yelling from the sideline. When his shorthanded team finally lost a chance to get back in the match, so too did Streich. Streich cited the "disproportionality" of Schröder's decisions. The tipping point came Nicolas Höfler was whistled down for fouling Donyell Malen in midfield on what Streich considered a clean tackle in the 76th.

"Then I ran up got very angry and told him to put on a yellow shirt," Streich revealed at the post-match presser, "All the asymmetry [in the calls] drove me up the wall."

The fourth official overheard Streich's comment and he was ejected on a straight red. Streich blew off some steam about his red card at the presser, but also took some responsibility himself.

"Of course, my own stupidity doesn't help the team," Streich continued, "I'm aggravated beyond measure at myself; Perhaps even a bit more than about the disproportionality in today's game."

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