Manchester United’s Tunisia star Hannibal Mejbri nearly caused a fight during his side’s World Cup clash against Australia.
Mejbri has earned himself a bit of a reputation as a hothead after his famous cameo against Liverpool at Anfield.
Last season, with United 4-0 down against Jurgen Klopp’s men, Mejbri was subbed on by Ralf Rangnick and immediately threw himself into the likes of Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita.
During his short cameo, Mejbri managed to rattle the whole of Anfield whilst picking up a yellow card.
His performance even earned praise from former United man Gary Neville, who said: “To be fair at least the kid’s showing something. Honestly, it takes a young kid to come on and show the rest of them how to sprint to the ball and put a challenge in. I’m actually proud of him.
“Maybe he doesn’t like the idea of Liverpool passing around him, I wish the others were the same.”
Socceroos striker Mitchell Duke was on the ground holding his back after being fouled. However, Mejbri was in no mood to show any kind of sympathy.
The 19-year-old picked up the ball and casually threw it towards Duke’s face. After the ball brushed the striker’s face, the rest of the Australian team were not happy as they went over to the referee demanding action.
Eventually, Mejbri apologised and shared a handshake with Duke. Fans were quick to react to his actions on social media.
One said: “Thought Hannibal was getting a booking not even being on the pitch for a minute then.”
Another tweeted: “Hannibal causes chaos even when he’s not on the pitch.”
A third fan added: “Hannibal got that dawg in him but he can’t control it whatsoever.”
Graham Arnold’s side managed to hold on for a vital 1-0 victory, keeping the Aussies’ hopes of qualifying for the last 16 alive. Next up for Australia is a crunch match against Denmark.
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