Things between France and Honduras in their Group E World Cup match up got tense and boiled over around the 25th minute in the first half. Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios looked to kick slightly and step on French midfielder Paul Pogba while he was on the ground with the ball between his legs.
In the 43rd minute, that yellow card came back to haunt Palacios, in another incident involving Pogba. A ball was chipped into the box and Pogba went up to chest it down.
Palacios came barreling into his back like some kind of cornerback trying to knock a wide receiver out of bounds along the side line. The referee gave Palacios a yellow card for the foul, which occurred inside the penalty box. Since Palacios already had a yellow, he was given a red on double yellows.
Here is a close up shot of the contact:
French forward Karim Benzema stepped up to the spot to take the penalty. He went left and the keeper went right for the easy goal to give France the lead heading into the break.