Football fans were on Sunday, November 10, treated to ugly and dramatic scenes during a Bundesliga match pitting Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt at Schwarzwald-stadium.
The incident which happened in the dying minutes of the clash saw Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham sent off for knocking over Freiburg's coach Christian Streich on the touchline.
With Frankfurt trailing the hosts by a goal, the ball went out of play by the dugouts in injury time and Abraham went to retrieve it.
It was at this time Streich took a step into the path of the Argentinian who in return inexplicably barged the 54-year-old opposition manager to the ground.
Chaos as Eintracht Frankfurt's David Abraham shoves Freiburg coach to ground
Christian Streich of SC Freiburg lying on pitch after a check during the Bundesliga match. Photo: Getty Images.
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In a footage capturing the incident, Abraham can be seen landing a stiff arm right on the German manager who went on to lay out flat on his back owing to the impact.
The charge sparked chaos from both sets of teams, forcing the referee to momentarily halt the game before officials restoring calm.?s=21
Referee Felix Brych had no choice but to hand the defender marching orders after his moment of madness, forcing the visitors to see out the last minutes of the match with 10 men.
"He felt provoked, but that shouldn't happen ... he knows that," Frankfurt's sporting director, Fredi Bobic, said of Abraham.
"There will be consequences for everyone involved," he added.