Along with the thrilling football on display at the Emirates, we were also witness to some touchline drama when Eric Dier’s decision to celebrate in front of Arsenal fans after scoring Tottenham’s first-half equalizer led to an angry confrontation involving a host of players from both teams during the intense North London derby fixture on Sunday.
Having glanced Christian Eriksen’s free-kick inside Bernd Leno’s net, Dier proceeded to hush the home crowd as he ran towards the touchline with his finger on his lips.
As the 24-year-old’s teammates joined him in celebration, the home-team’s substitutes who had been warming up on the sidelines took offence and what resumed was a mass brawl where players almost came to blows.
Thankfully, better sense prevailed and everyone eventually dispersed even though the scowls on their faces took some time to get off.
However, footage of the nasty incident taken from close proximity by a fan has now emerged online and shows just how ugly it had got during the fight. Lucky no one got hurt really.
Have a look at it yourself:
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) December 3, 2018