Former Arsenal defender Nelson Vivas completely lost the run of himself in an Argentine Primera Division match on Saturday night.
Vivas, now manager of Estudiantes, was watching his side in action against Boca Juniors, in a game that was notably bad tempered. In all, eight players were booked in a match that forgot to include any goals.
Vivas became enraged when he thought that a penalty had been given when Boca goalkeeper Agustin Rossi made contact with Estudiantes’ Juan Cavallaro and demanded to speak to the match official. When he didn’t the answers he wanted, he went slightly mental and ripped his shirt off as he was sent to the stands.
? La explosiva reacción y enojo de Nelson Vivas en el partido entre Estudiantes y Boca. pic.twitter.com/TzPkSBZfc2
— Diario Popular ? (@populardiario) May 6, 2017
A fantastic tantrum by all accounts, and a display of shirt-ripping that Hulk Hogan would be proud of.
Vivas, of course, was never known for being a calm-headed individual. He only made 18 start for Arsenal in his time at Highbury, but still managed to pick up one red card (against Manchester United, no less), while those who might have hoped that he would calm down when he went into coaching were sorely disappointed when, in 2013, he was sacked as manager of Quilmes for punching a supporter.
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