Arsenal flop Nuno Tavares sparks huge brawl after kicking out at rival before trolling Montpellier fans in Marseille win
ARSENAL flop Nuno Tavares sparked a huge brawl after kicking a rival in Ligue 1 last night.
That’s before trolling opposition fans in wild scenes during Marseille’s 2-1 win at Montpellier.
Tavares, 22, swapped Arsenal for Marseille in a season-long loan deal last summer.
And the left-back has been enjoying his spell in France with five goals in 22 games.
But Tavares will now spend some time in the stands after receiving a late red card in last night’s win over Montpellier.
Tavares, who scored his side’s opener in the 47th minute, made a wild challenge on an opponent with just three minutes of the game remaining.
It sparked a mass brawl on the field, with Tavares reacting angrily to Montpellier players getting in his face.
The referee was forced to step in and cool things down between the players before showing Tavares a yellow card.
But VAR had been doing checks in the background and quickly informed the ref that Tavares’ challenge, which was more of a KICK, was worthy of a red card.
The official quickly rescinded the original booking before sending Tavares for an early shower.
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And the Portuguese defender was jeered off the pitch by Montpellier fans as he exited.
But Tavares had one last trick up his sleeve as he trolled home supporters by flashing the scoreline with his hands.
Tavares could now be banned for up to there games if his foul was deemed violent.
That would see him miss games against Troyes, Lorient and Monaco.
And with Marseille third in Ligue 1 and looking to secure Champions League football, Tavares’ absence will come as a huge blow to boss Igor Tudor.
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