If you’re Nicolas Otamendi on international duty, and you fancy winding up a few Manchester City fans, what do you do? Make sure your team-mate leaves the pitch on a stretcher, obviously…
The Argentina defender was playing in his side’s 1-0 friendly win (I know, right) over Brazil in Australia, when in the dying moments of the game it seems he decided to take a chunk out of Gabriel Jesus.
Footage of the incident. Thoughts? https://t.co/2QO1Sd1v8z
— City Watch (@City_Watch) June 9, 2017
The forward ended up in a pile on the floor as Otamendi leaped up for a header, and connected with Jesus with his elbow. Medical staff then took the Brazilian off on a stretcher, though it’s unlikely to be serious and more of a precautionary measure.
Though it seemed more Mr. Bean-esque than intentional, that hasn’t stopped City – and United – fans reacting to the defender giving their star striker a bashing.
Take a look at the best reactions from Twitter below:
If Otamendi's just put Jesus out of action for months seriously don't let him come back to City
— Oliver (@OliverBerisford) June 9, 2017
Otamendi when he gets back to pre season and sees pep talking to Gabriel Jesus pic.twitter.com/64fR8z2DdW
— Aidan (@MCFC_Aidan) June 9, 2017
This inbred Otamendi injured Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil Argentina friendly FFS ????????
— G.A.B.O.S (@ThaWorldzYours) June 9, 2017
Otamendi when asked why he elbowed Gabriel Jesus in the face pic.twitter.com/ZG8isd2Maj
— ? (@Mkhitaryanology) June 9, 2017
That's Otamendi looking for a new club this summer then?
— Carl Richmond ? (@richyrich1971) June 9, 2017
Why is Otamendi trying to kill Jesus?
— Dorthy Zborntrap (@ITSYOURDESTINI1) June 9, 2017
Oh fucking great, Otamendi has just caved Jesus' face in, dickhead.
— Ian Wilkinson (@IanBilko72) June 9, 2017