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David Abraham plunged Eintracht Frankfurt's match into chaos after smashing into Freiburg manager Christian Streich with a WWE-style clothesline.
The brawl broke out deep into injury time as Frankfurt trailed Freiburg 1-0 and captain Abraham launched the ball into the box in a desperate attempt for his side to snatch a late equaliser.
A Freiburg player managed to hoof the ball clear and Frankfurt defender Abraham went charging down to the touchline to retrieve it.
But the 33-year-old 6ft 2in centre-back refused to move around Streich and instead landed a massive right arm into the Freiburg boss.
The 54-year-old German was subsequently sent crashing to the floor in the technical area and the match descended into chaos.
This is total insanity :scream:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 10, 2019
A skirmish broke out between Freiburg and Frankfurt after the home team manager was deliberately clattered by an opposition player!
That. Escalated. Quickly... :eyes: pic.twitter.com/OD5nqd8EIh
*Record scratch*- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 10, 2019
Yup, that's me. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation... pic.twitter.com/khOXRekarG
Players and staff from both sets of teams collided in the brawl as officials tried their best to control the situation.
After tensions between both camps were defused -- lasting almost five minutes -- the referee showed Abraham a straight red card as he continued to protest his innocence.
And stunned fans have flooded social media with messages after the brawl broke out.
A captain doing that? Xhaka would be proud- Tiago (@tiagoalex1904) November 10, 2019
Laying like he's been wasted on old school GTA :joy: pic.twitter.com/pFuPPQxO0u- Lee :flag_black::soccer: (@lee_spear92) November 10, 2019
Has to get banned for that surely???- 6 TIMES (@LukeSaile) November 10, 2019
Wtf, why would you do that- YNWA (@majesticsadio) November 10, 2019
The manager dives better than Tom daily- Dan :beginner: (@UtdUltra) November 10, 2019
Freiburg managed to hold on and secure a 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Schwarzwald-Stadion.
Eintracht Frankfurt ended the Bundesliga match with nine men after Gelson Fernandes was sent off in first-half injury time and Abraham marched off in second-half stoppage time.
And Freiburg also finished the match with ten men as Vincenzo Grifo was sent off in injury time in the second half.
Nils Peterson's second-half winner has moved Freiburg level on points with second-placed RB Leipzig and third-placed Bayern Munich.
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