FERRAN TORRES and Stefan Savic were both sent off for WRESTLING during Barcelona’s clash with Atletico Madrid.
The match turned feisty late on as home side Atletico hunted an equaliser.
Barca had been ahead since the first half, when Ousmane Dembele swept them into a 22nd minute lead.
Atleti had been upset with the goal, surrounding the referee after feeling that Gavi had got away with a foul in the build-up.
Their claims were weak, however, and the effort was allowed to stand.
Atletico remained frustrated as the game wore on, with Savic and Barca ace Torres eventually letting their tempers get the best of them.
After Savic dispossessed Torres on the halfway line, the duo fell to the ground together.
As play continued down the field, Torres appeared to have a yank at his opponent’s tightly cropped hair.
The Montenegrin took exception to this, momentarily appearing to get Torres into a head lock.
Savic then shoved Torres off as they both got back to their feet, but the damage had been done.
Both were shown red cards for their actions, and had to miss the final exchanges.
Savic appeared to argue his case with the fourth official, almost going head to head with him as Atletico staff tried to calm him down.
Tweeting out a video of the incident, ITV Football wrote: “The WWE would be proud of this…”
And a fan responded: “That gets 6 stars in the Tokyo Dome.”
Another Twitter user joked: “I like how the referee left them to enjoy their fight!”
A third added: “Without the Jersey, you might call it a different sport. Wrestling I think.”
The home side felt that they should have had a penalty moments earlier, when Alvaro Morata threw himself to the turf in the box.
But nothing was given, and Barca held on for a crucial win.
The three points saw Xavi’s side move three clear of rivals Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga, and 14 above fifth-placed Atletico.