'Act like a captain': Football star's bizarre reaction divides fans

Nabil Dirar might have been wearing the captain’s armband during Fenerbahce’s pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich but it didn’t stop him attempting to leave the field when his fans booed him.

Fenerbahce were 6-1 down against Munich in their Audi Cup pre-season friendly when the fans started to get on the back of the Turkish club.

Dirar, who was wearing the captain’s armband at the time, was copping some of the jeers and clearly took exception to the fans in the 71st minute.

Picking up the ball on the sideline the Moroccan started to sprint before coming to a sudden halt.

Nabil Dirar of Fenerbahce during the Audi Cup match between Bayern Munchen v Fenerbahce at the Allianz Arena on July 30, 2019 in Munich Germany (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Nabil Dirar of Fenerbahce during the Audi Cup match between Bayern Munchen v Fenerbahce at the Allianz Arena on July 30, 2019 in Munich Germany (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)

He then kicked the ball directly out, under no pressure, and proceeded to walk off the field shaking his head.

When his coach attempted to reason with him the 33-year-old pushed him away and headed towards the tunnel.

But summer signing Emre Belezoglu and coaching staff intercepted him and convinced him to take the field.

Bayern forward Thomas Mueller approached Dirar on the field to calm him down as the Moroccan continued.

The coach also pleaded for the fans to cheer their players as tempers flared.

Many fans on social media were divided on Dirar’s unusual reaction to leave the pitch.

Bayern Munich ended up wrapping up the Audi Cup match 6-1 after a hat-trick from Muller.