But red cards are like buses; you wait ages for one to come along, and then you get two at once. Having now seen both the incidents again, I still have some slight nit-picking to do. LuaLua deserved to get sent off, but I still believe Todd was lucky not to follow him - television replays really didn't tell the whole story - whilst Faye can count himself slightly unlucky in the second incident, as he did genuinely seem to be going to get the ball. His first tackle seemed high, and so I guess you can't argue with that one - clumsy, more than anything, and in a game with a card-happy referee you've really got to be more careful than that.
But it's no new thing to us as a club, of course. Who can forget the match away at Sunderland in 1993, where all we needed to do was not lose? A 4-1 defeat with two dismissed and having conceded two penalties against a team in deep relegation trouble was surely the natural outcome, as a sign of our fine ability to shoot ourselves in the foot whenever possible. And what about the truly bizarre "Battle of Bramall Lane" in the late 80s, where we finished the match with eight men and even had the decency to score their goal for them? We really have come quite some way since then, at least.
Still, you can't beat a good footballer's ruck. Whether it's Lee Bradbury stamping on someone's head, Andy Cole and Neil Clement slapping each other with their handbags, or Dion Dublin headbutting Robbie Savage, there's nothing quite as hilarious as two overpaid egos colliding.
Having said that, it's far funnier when someone else does it, rather than us.