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In one of the more unorthodox bookings in the history of the Premier League history, Burnley's Ashley Barnes was given a yellow card for kissing Joe Bennett twice on the nose at Turf Moor today.
The two had an altercation in first-half stoppage time and squared up to one another. But instead of raising his head towards Bennett, Barnes decided to show his affection for the Cardiff left-back by giving him two smooches.
Ashley Barnes just kissed Joe Bennett's nose. Not sure why.
1-0 Burnley at half time. #BURCAR
- Dominic Booth (@DomBooth19) April 13, 2019
#Burnley's Ashley Barnes just got a yellow for, among other things, kissing a defender on the nose and forehead after a scuffle.
I love the Premier League.
- Dan Hajducky (@DanHajducky) April 13, 2019
Ashley Barnes has received a yellow card after coming face-to-face with Joe Bennett. Barnes kissed Bennet on the nose (honestly), not once but twice. Lucky perhaps not to get 2 yellows. :kiss::kiss:
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 13, 2019
Joe Bennett sees yellow for a late challenge on Ashley Barnes.
Ashley Barnes sees yellow for erm...kissing Joe Bennett. :kiss::kiss:
:calling::soccer: https://t.co/0kUniX6SeW#BURCAR pic.twitter.com/PQ1zO7dsOL
- BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) April 13, 2019
Loveliest yellow card ever! Ashley Barnes with not one, but two kisses for a booking. :kiss::kiss:#BURCAR pic.twitter.com/tnkJQGmnaT
- Upper 90 Studios (@upper90studios) April 13, 2019
Don't think I have ever loved someone like I love Ashley Barnes pic.twitter.com/V0egBADcaQ- Andy :wolf: (@andyfielding84) April 13, 2019
But while love might have been in the air, referee Mike Dean was having none of it and brandished easily the most bizarre yellow card he's ever had to dish out.
Burnley would go on to claim a huge 2-0 victory against Cardiff in the fight to avoid relegation, with a brace from Chris Wood sealing [with a kiss] the win.
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