File photo of Burnley's Ashley Barnes. Photograph:( Reuters )
Both the players brought their heads together before Barnes sarcastically planted two kisses at the top of Bennett’s nose
The Premier League clash between Burnley and Cardiff City saw a strange incident as a player was booked for kissing his opponent twice on the nose. Just before the break, Burnley's Ashley Barnes was booked after a confrontation with Joe Bennett where he appeared to kiss the Cardiff defender on the nose.
When the incident happened, Burnley was leading 1-0 after Chris Wood's opener but in the 45th-minute, Barnes and Bennett squared up face-to-face after the Cardiff man had brought down Barnes.
Both the players brought their heads together before Barnes sarcastically planted two kisses at the top of Bennett’s nose.
Immediately after the incident, both earning a booking from referee Mike Dean.
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tfw saturdays are for the boys pic.twitter.com/HDpHbSIZGF— will defries (@WilldeFries) 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. 💋💋— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 13, 2019
Chris Wood scored twice as Burnley virtually assured EPL safety with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Cardiff City which left the Welsh club deep in relegation trouble and their manager Neil Warnock fuming.
Cardiff, occupying the final relegation slot in 18th place, are on 28 points, five behind 17th-placed Brighton with five games remaining.
Burnley, who have won three in a row, move up to 14th place on 39 points -- 11 ahead of Cardiff.