Inter’s Back-Up Keeper Has Been Sent Off Twice Despite Never Playing

Tommaso Berni
Berni has been sent off twice for Inter but is yet to play a game | Stephen Pond/International Champions Cup/Getty Images

Inter's back-up goalkeeper, Tommaso Berni, has been sent off twice despite never playing a single game in over six years.

The 37-year-old is a back-up goalkeeper at Inter but hasn’t played for them since signing from Torino in 2014. Berni received the second red card of his Inter career at the weekend.

Berni, who was on the substitutes bench during their 2-1 victory over Parma on Sunday, was dismissed for dissent in the 68th-minute. And that was the second time that's happened this season.

With his team trailing 1-0 and frustration reaching boiling point, the incensed goalie made his feelings known to the officials over some of the decisions he felt were going against his team.

The referee wasn't impressed, and Berni was shown a red card in the 68th minute.

Back in January, Berni was sent off after the final whistle following the 1-1 draw with Cagliari. He sarcastically applauded the referee for sending off Lautaro Martinez, something that saw him also pick up a red card.

After spells at youth level with Fiorentina and Inter Milan, Berni moved to England in 2001. At 18, he joined Wimbledon, the original 'Dons', who were then languishing in the First Division - now known as the Championship.

In 2003, he was released and joined Ternana in Serie B. He had his best spell with the club from Umbria, playing 87 times in three seasons, before joining Lazio.