Red Stars’ Bianca St Georges was eliminated after tying up the referee with double birds


Chicago’s Bianca St. Georges (right) made an obscene gesture in the second half of their 3-0 loss to Portland on Sunday. (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA Today)

Chicago Red Stars defenseman Bianca St. Georges received a red card and was ejected after showing the official a pair of middle fingers after their 3-0 loss to the Portland Thorns on Sunday.

St. Georges was defending Meghan Klingenberg on the touchline in the 58th minute of the game in Portland when the ball went off her foot and went wide. As Klingenberg quickly snatched and threw the ball back, St. Georges appeared to do the same – thinking the ball went to Klingenberg instead.

After the officer disagreed, St. Georges made her feelings known to NSFW in the form of a double obscene gesture.

Although it was quick, the main referee quickly gave her a red card for the middle finger and threw her out of the contest.

Chicago, trailing 0-1 at that point, then had to play the rest of the way with 10 players. That didn’t go well as Morgan Weaver scored just three minutes later to make it 2-0 for the Thorns. They got a third late after Taylor Porter scored in added time to officially give them the 3-0 win.

“I’m really excited and very happy,” said Weaver, who also scored Portland’s first goal via Oregon Live. “We’ve worked so hard this year and I think it shows on the field every day. There are times when we didn’t win games, our fans were there for us and we knew we had their back. And we wanted to do the same for ourselves.”

The loss marked the second straight loss for the Red Stars, who now hold an 8-7-6 overall record and sit seventh in the NWSL standings. The Thorns still hold the best record in the league at 10-3-8.

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