Trabzonspor Midfielder Badou Ndiaye Eats Manager's Note To Hide It From Opposition
'This message will self destruct in 20 seconds' isn't a trick that football managers have mastered when passing notes to their players but Badou Ndiaye found a less explosive way of getting rid of a note.
Sometimes there isn't enough time to explain a change in tactics to a player on the pitch so a substitute with a note is the best way round it.
However that leaves players with two issues, making sure they get rid of the note without causing any littering and avoiding opposition players stealing the note. Fortunately Ndiaye had a great idea:
It might have looked like the Stoke loanee was going a bit over the top with his destruction of the note, after all why not just put it down your sock or something, but he's obviously seen Ross Wallace's famous antics.
The winger, then playing for Sheffield Wednesday, was playing against Huddersfield Town in 2016 when he stole a note that had been passed to Elias Kachunga, annoying the forward no end.
Trabzonspor took the lead in the match in the first half when Caleb Ekuban put them 1-0 up in the 22nd minute but note eating couldn't help them win the match.
Gazişehir Gaziantep equalised in the 53rd minute through Olanrewaju Kayode and Ndiaye was subbed off just eight minutes later.
Hopefully for the 29-year-old he wasn't met with manager Huseyin Cimsir asking him where the note was because it had his shopping list on it, or anything else.
The draw was a blow to Trabzonspor's title aspirations and it's been a tough week for the Trabzon club who saw Daniel Sturridge's contract terminated by mutual consent earlier in the week.
The former Liverpool striker was banned from football for four months because of breaches of gambling rules and decided he didn't want to pick up his wage whilst not contributing to the team.
There's no word whether any of his former teammates ate the contract...