VIDEO: Erwin the Schalke mascot shows red card to referee following Dortmund clash

Erwin the Schalke mascot shows red card to referee following 1-1 draw with Dortmund at Veltins-Arena
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.@Schalke_Canada Sporting director Christian Heidel said that if Erwin has to face the German FA, then it should be in his costume. #JusticeForErwin pic.twitter.com/c0AllEK8TU

— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) April 1, 2017

Feeling that his side should have had a penalty late on in a 1-1 draw with rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, Erwin the Schalke mascot showed a red card to the referee who appeared to have dropped it following the final whistle at Veltins-Arena.

Ref Felix Zwayer dismissed claims of handball against Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, sparking furious protests from the home bench which resulted in Schalke manager Markus Weinzierl being dismissed.

As the players remonstrated with officials after the game, Erwin the mascot spotted his opportunity to show the referee the red card, furiously pointing to Zwayer in the process:

Schalke 1-1 Borussia Dortmund FT – referee Felix Zwayer turns down big penalty shout for Schalke in injury time. Surrounded by players at FT pic.twitter.com/y5FmhbW5ba

— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) April 1, 2017

Erwin was nice enough to give the ref his card back :) #s04bvb pic.twitter.com/kx7fARygYZ

— Schalke_Canada FC (@Schalke_Canada) April 1, 2017

Fearing trouble for the team’s costumed representative, Schalke board member Christian Heidel has said he should attend any hearing “in costume”:

Christian Heidel: "If he [ Erwin ] is punished, we will enter negotiations. And he'll turn up in costume." #Legend #S04

— Schalke_Canada FC (@Schalke_Canada) April 1, 2017

You can see the incident in every which way in this video:

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