Watch: Premier League footballer gets yellow card for kissing opponent

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 14, 2019, 03:07 PM(IST)

File photo of Burnley's Ashley Barnes. Photograph:( Reuters )

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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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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. 

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