Steven Taylor is now turning out at Ipswich but missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Barnsley through injury.
After spending all of his past career on the books of Newcastle United, the centre-back saw a two and a half year contract cut short at Portland Timbers by ‘mutual consent’, allowing him to return to England.
However, it will be the Magpies that Steven Taylor will always be associated with and when asked to name his most embarrassing moment in football, there was only one contender.
Read what Taylor has to say about it below and then the footage of the incident is below.
Steven Taylor talking to EFL Podcast:
Asked what has been his most embarrassing moment in football –
“I think everybody knows that…
“At St James Park, my debut season against Aston Villa.
“Running back towards goal, Darius Vassell goes past Shay Given and it is myself on the line.
“I tried to read him and went one way, it was just a bit too high fr me and it hit my hand.
“Unfortunately, I thought the referee was further down the pitch, I didn’t realise he was only 10 yards away.
“He caught what I was doing and I got sent off. I had a little pretend but I’ll never live that down.
“Everyone still reminds me, I come here (Ipswich) and the lads on the first day are talking about it.
“As an 18 year old trying to get a career, my debut season in front of fifty two thousand people, I just had to do something.
“Unfortunately, I got the red card and it is a long walk off that pitch – but the Newcastle fans were great with me.”
This was also the match where Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer were sent off for that unbelievable scrap on the pitch.
Enjoy the footage: