Yaya Toure was sent off in the Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai just seconds into the final match of the season.
The former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder received a red card while playing for the club against Nantong Zhiyun.
Toure was penalised for kicking out against his opponent.
After consulting VAR, the referee gave the 36-year-old his third career red card. His last came for City in November 2014 in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow.
His side went on to lose the match 2-1 thanks to Mladen Kovacevic’s second half double and it ended their seven-game unbeaten streak.
Despite the loss, Qingdao Huanghai went on to lift the League One title and will be in the Chinese Super League next season.
Toure left Olympiacos by mutual consent in December 2018 and it had been reported that he would be retiring from football.
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He refuted those claims and later signed for the China League One side in July.
They finished top of the table after taking 57 points from 30 games with the former Ivory Coast international scoring twice and adding three assists in 14 appearances.
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