Goalkeeper strikes teammate during match

Publish Date
Monday, 18 October 2021, 10:10AM

A violent altercation between teammates has overshadowed a football match in the Irish Premiership on Sunday.

Glentoran was leading 2-1 when Cathair Friel equalised for Coleraine in the 80th minute, with the score 2-2 at the end of the game in Belfast.

As Coleraine celebrated the goal, Glentoran goalkeeper Aaron McCarey immediately made a beeline for his teammate Bobby Burns, appearing to strike him around the face and pushing him to the ground.

McCarey then dragged Burns up by his jersey, before their teammates intervened and tried to separate the pair.

The goalkeeper was evidently angry at the defender for allowing the equaliser to be scored, but his violent act didn't go unnoticed by the referee, who immediately showed McCarey a red card.

Football pundits were stunned a player would turn on his teammate in such an aggressive manner.

England great Gary Lineker shared the footage of the incident, tweeting: "Wtf?".

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission