Salford City goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off for urinating during his side’s 2-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue.
“He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee,” said Park Avenue secretary Colin Barker.
Crocombe later apologised, saying he has been in an “uncomfortable position” and made “an error in judgment”.
Writing on his Twitter account, he added: “My intention was never to offend anyone and I’d like to apologise to both clubs and sets of supporters.”
A spectator made a formal complaint and the incident was reported to the police.
Barker added: “He went to the side of the stand as I understand it. I didn’t actually see it, but the referee definitely sent him off for it because he was alerted to it by his linesman.”
Here’s the full apology below
— Max Crocombe (@Meeiix) October 28, 2017