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Watch hilarious moment ex-Huddersfield boss David Wagner is sent off by VAR… for HELPING opponent

FORMER Huddersfield manager David Wagner was bizarrely red carded during his Schalke side's hectic 3-2 DFB Pokal win over Hertha Berlin.

With the score locked at 2-2 during extra time, Hertha defender Jordan Torunarigha accidentally collided with the 48-year-old after being tackled by the touchline in the 110th minute.

Wagner then placed his hand on the 22-year-old defender, as he appeared to be simply trying to help the opposition player to his feet.

Torunarigha got up and shrugged off the former USA international, sending him sprawling in the opposite direction.

While Wagner wore a look of shock on his face, given that Hertha had surrendered a 2-0 lead, frustration from opposition players was understandable.

But that didn't stop VAR getting involved.

First to the dismay of his team-mates, Torunarigha was shown a second yellow card by referee Harm Osmers.

And then even more bafflingly, Wagner was shown a straight red card after an intervention from the unpopular technology.

But he won't be too bothered as just five minutes later, substitute Benito Raman broke away and finished with composure to complete the comeback and seal a 3-2 victory.

After leaving Huddersfield in January 2019, Wagner took some time out of the game.

He returned last summer to take charge of Bundesliga side Schalke.

And Jurgen Klopp's former assistant has made a decent go of it so far, with his team sitting sixth in the Bundesliga after 20 matches.

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