Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking quite shocked as our landlord shows them footage of one of their players narrowly escaping a PUNCH whilst on international duty this week!
Now whilst we expect players to come back from representing their country with an injury, we do not expect them to have to dodge attempted violence to boot!
Unfortunately for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, that is just what he had to do when playing for Serbia against Greece with Udinese’s Panagiotis Kone having lost the plot for a minute, being swiftly dragged away from the Blues star.
It seems that Matic found it quite funny with the Chelsea player smirking and trying not to laugh as he walked off but as our landlord notes, we are not sure if we would have been that calm!
In fact, it is probably a good job that was not Diego Costa on the end of the attempted punch!
Have a look for yourselves at the outrageous attempt below!