Wilkins was sent off in a goalless draw with Morocco in 1986, becoming the first Englishman to be sent off in a World Cup for throwing the ball at Gabriel Gonzalez. The ball struck the referee after being flung in protest at being called offside. Wilkins later described his actions as "a mistake". He received a one-match ban and was ordered to pay US$5,000 (GBP 2,500) in damages.
At the time of his dismissal, England were leading 1-0 through Paul Gascoigne's goal. However, they lost the match 3-1 and were eliminated from the tournament.
Wilkins continued his career in the United States where he played for New York Cosmos and Boston Breakers before retiring in 2001 at the age of 34. He now works as a coach with Chelsea and the England national team.
In April 2014, Wilkins was given a lifetime ban by FIFA for using discriminatory language on Twitter when he insulted a referee during an international match. The ban also included any other form of communication, which includes social media.
FIFA's disciplinary body found him guilty of insulting a referee after he tweeted "f***ing pakis" after seeing Pakistan awarded a penalty in a 2010 World Cup match against Ireland. The tweet was interpreted as racist by many people including Pakistani officials who took action against him with the police.
Wilkins was not retained by new head coach Stuart Pearce. Wilkins joined Chelsea as an assistant first team coach under Luiz Felipe Scolari in September 2008.
Ray Wilkins was a member of AC Milan from 1984 until 1987. Getty Images Following the tragic news of Wilkins' death, Baresi paid his thoughts with a heartfelt post on his official Twitter profile, along with a photo of the two of them together.
During his time at A.C. Milan, Wilkins remained an England regular, and he was included to the squad that qualified for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. He took part in the opening loss against Portugal. Wilkins was sent off in a goalless draw with Morocco in 1986, becoming the first Englishman to be sent off in a World Cup for throwing the ball at Gabriel Gonzalez.
Wilkins scored three goals for England in 84 appearances, captained the team 10 times, and competed in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. Coach Don Revie called Wilkins up to play for England for the first time in 1976, and he made his debut on May 28th in a 3-2 win over Italy in the United States Bicentennial Cup Tournament in New York. He played three more games that year without scoring any goals.
England went on to win the tournament. In 1977, Wilkins helped England reach the quarterfinals of the European Championships before being forced to retire hurt with a knee injury. He returned to action in 1979 but was never really able to regain his old form and left international football after the 1980 Olympic Games where England finished fourth. After his retirement from playing, he remained as an assistant coach under Bob Paisley and then Joe Fagan at Liverpool until 1992 when he moved to America to take charge of Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire.
He later became general manager and vice president of soccer operations at English Premier League side Everton. In addition, he has worked as a television commentator for both BBC and ITV.
Ray Wilkins is the all-time top scorer for England with 52 goals. He remains one of only four players to have scored 100 or more goals for their country. The other three are Wayne Rooney (111), Alan Shearer (104), and Kevin Keegan (101).
Kevin Moran: With just under 15 minutes remaining in the second half, Manchester United's Kevin Moran was sent off for committing a professional foul on Peter Reid, who was clear through on goal. The free kick was taken by Alex Ferguson, who had replaced David Moyes, and he delivered it straight into the arms of Charlie George for his second goal of the match.
There have been several other players who have been sent off in FA Cup finals but they all occurred before the introduction of extra time. The first red card in an FA Cup final came after 85 minutes of play during the fourth round match between Preston North End and Aston Villa on May 21, 1894. The reason given for the dismissal was "using abusive and insulting language" toward the referee.
The first player to be sent off in an FA Cup semi-final was Dixie Dean of Derby County. He was shown a red card after being judged to have deliberately kicked the ball at opposing player Wilf Kirkham when he had gone to take a free kick. The incident happened in the 38th minute of the game on April 4, 1933. It was not until five years later that this type of sanction was applied again, this time in an FA Cup final. The player dismissed was Bert Trautmann of Tottenham Hotspur.
Zinedine Zidane of France, who scored two goals in 1998, became the first captain to get sent off in the final in 2006. Claudio Caniggia of Argentina was the first person to get sent off from the substitutes' bench after swearing at the referee during a game against Sweden in 2002.
Now, there are three things that can happen when your team loses and receives a direct red card: you can either retire hurt and possibly remain in hospital for several days, if not weeks; you can leave the field for medical treatment but cannot return until the end of the match; or you can stay on the field and be replaced by a substitute. In fact, only three players have survived being sent off in a World Cup final - Charles Hughes of England, Eusebio de Souza of Brazil and Zidane. The other 20 men who have been sent off have all been given a penalty kick.
Hughes was an early pioneer of the direct red card, which was introduced in 1934. He was also the first player to be sent off while playing for his country, when he received a red card during an international match between England and Uruguay in 1938. He stayed on the field after being sent off and lost his life after suffering a heart attack during the game.
De Souza was the last player to be sent off in a World Cup final before Zidane.
The world-famous incident occurred during England's quarter-final match against Portugal, which the Three Lions eventually lost on penalties. The biggest talking point of the game, though, was Rooney's dismissal for'stamping' on Ricardo Carvalho. It was his second yellow card of the tournament and therefore resulted in him being ejected from the match.
It was a harsh decision from ref Juan Antonio Oliveria, who showed Rooney a second yellow card for a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Portuguese star went on to score what proved to be the winning penalty kick. After the match, many critics said that the decision was too hasty and that Rooney should have been allowed to continue playing.
However, England manager Roy Hodgson believed that the decision was correct, saying "I've seen the film again now and I still think it was a red card."
Thus, the incident ended Rooney's tournament prematurely and also saw him miss out on World Cup glory as England were beaten by Germany in the final. However, the Manchester United striker did manage to win the Golden Boot award as the top scorer at this year's tournament with five goals.
After the game, Carvalho complained about the foul and claimed that it was not intentional. He was given a one-match ban by FIFA but later withdrew his complaint after consulting with his lawyers.