Watt's my name! Footballer sent off over hilarious surname gaffe

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Former Arsenal youngster Sanchez Watt has been sent off for dissent after he was repeatedly asked his name by the referee.

Watt was shown a yellow card for kicking the ball away during Hemel Hempstead's clash with East Thurrock on Tuesday.

The referee asked Watt, who spent four years at the Gunners, to give his name, and he replied with his his surname three times.

Unfortunately for the forward, the official mistook him for asking "what?", and subsequently sent him off!

Watt's captain explained that his name was actually Sanchez Watt and the ref then reversed the decision, leading to Watt's reaction on social media.

"Stop playing with my name, I ain't gon say it no mo," Watt wrote, with the hashtag #PutSomeRespekOnMyName.

Watt has endured something of a nomadic career, taking in loan spells at Southend United, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, Crawley Town and Colchester United before a permanent move to the latter club.

Watt has also played for Kerala Blasters in India, along with Crawley and Billericay Town.

The 27-year-old has also been capped by England at Under-16, U17 and U19 level.

Watt during his time at Arsenal. Image: Getty