Flamengo duo Felipe Vizeu and Rhodolfo clash in Corinthians match
Things are rarely dull in the Brazilian top flight, and last weekend the feisty entertainment was provided by Flamengo duo Felipe Vizeu and Rhodolfo, who spent the majority of their side's game against Corinthians at loggerheads.
The pair engaged in an ill-tempered feud which began when Flamengo conceced a chance in their own 18-yard box, which culminated in Vizeu and Rhodolfo butting heads.
MOMENTOS DE TENSÃO! Entendendo a confusão entre Rhodolfo e Vizeu em 1 minuto ... 😤👊🖕💥💣 pic.twitter.com/OIK07MEDY5— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) November 19, 2017
The agitated players were quickly separated by their teammates but the bad blood didn't stop there.
Indeed, the hostilities came to the fore shortly thereafter when Vizeu scored, only to celebrate by giving Rhodolfo a particularly unsavoury salute.
Flamengo's Felipe Vizeu:— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 19, 2017
-Gets into a scuffle with his own team-mate in the middle of the match
-Scores a goal
-Celebrates his goal saluting the same team-mate like so 🖕 pic.twitter.com/GmknBfe4gz
Thankfully, the pair appeared to have squared things up by full-time, with Vizeu assuring Esporte Interativo reporters that he'd apologised to Rhodolfo and that the argument was simply "natural and spontaneous".
The fact that Flamengo also stormed to a comprehensive 3-0 victory might have also played a significant part in the postmatch reparations.
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.