Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says his most embarrassing moment in football was when he inadvertently got Kieran Gibbs sent off at Stamford Bridge.

In a moment Ox and Gibbs will never live down on social media, Andre Marriner sent Kieran off for something Alex had done.

When asked for his most embarrassing footballing moment, the Liverpool man recalled the incident: “I thought I was [Gianluigi] Buffon in goal at Stamford Bridge and I tipped the ball around the post. Then Kieran Gibbs got sent off instead of me,” reports the Metro.

“I went to the referee to try and tell him it was me but it was mistaken identity. He didn’t want to know. That was pretty embarrassing.” I’d argue that Ox has had more embarrassing moments than that, but honestly thinking about it, the Chelsea fiasco has to be up there.

The ball wasn’t even going into the net when he dived to his left to tip it wide, and Arsenal’s 10-men ended up conceding another four goals to lose 6-0. Getting a teammate sent off for an infringement you didn’t need to commit in a humiliating loss is about as embarrassing as it gets.

It wasn’t the only time that a contentious refereeing decision involved a handball and Oxlade-Chamberlain, however. Against Burnley in 2016, Ox just had to kick the ball into the open net in the final minute of stoppage time to win the match. Instead, his shot cannoned up into Laurent Koscielny’s arm and flew into the net.

The goal was given, and Ox’s mishit turned into the most bizarre assist he’ll probably ever have.