Sporting fans across the world have been left shocked and bemused by a wild brawl that broke out in a fourth-division football league in Argentina.
An absolutely massive all-in brawl was instigated by a terrible tackle from Social Atletico Television player Lucas Torres.
Torres came nowhere near the ball in his attempt to tackle, sending his opponent straight to the deck in agony and prompting his furious teammates to swiftly retaliate.
ESPN’s Argentinian desk described it as the ‘worst tackle of the year’, while the play and subsequent brawl drew a bemused reaction from football fans online.
How are the lower leagues in Argentina? I'm glad you asked!— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) December 18, 2019
@BrianDunseth you balled. Tell me what a guy has to do to deserve getting decked by a flying tackle like that!— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) December 18, 2019
VAR result a “Yellow”— BobG (@BobG99772568) December 18, 2019
You get a red card, you get a red card, EVERYBODY GETS A RED CARD!!!!! pic.twitter.com/e7Yz0x4be7— #ForTheCity (@MKE_Coog) December 18, 2019
Fists started flying almost immediately after the tackle, with two player seen kicking one another at one point in the wild brawl.
Unsurprisingly, the game was called off after the fracas, with both teams retreating to their rooms once players had settled down.
The two sides continued to hurl insults at one another even after the tension eased somewhat.
FFA slammed over 'lesbian mafia' investigation
The FFA’s review into the sacking of Alen Stajcic found no evidence there was bias or an agenda against the former Matildas coach, but has been criticised for a bizarre reference to an alleged ‘lesbian mafia’ which they found did not exist.
The 10-page review, which was compiled by a trio including netball great Liz Ellis, former Basketball Australia chair Diane Smith-Gander and Sydney Olympics bid chief Rod McGeoch, is intended to be used as a guide for the future governance of Australia’s national soccer teams.
The review used Stajcic’s sacking as a case study, ultimately finding no evidence he was the target of a concerted campaign to oust him from his role.
The 10-page document was criticised by some for making an explicit mention of a rumoured ‘lesbian mafia’, which was alleged to have conspired against Stajcic.
“The panel was unable to uncover any evidence supporting the existence of any formal ‘lesbian mafia’ or that the decision to terminate the Matildas head coach contract was driven by personal bias against Mr Stajcic or in pursuit of other agendas," the report said.
Despite the review finding no evidence whatsoever of any such group, some football fans thought any reference to it at all was completely unneccesary.