Hearts have had to abandon a friendly fixture against La Liga side Almeria today, following a large scuffle between both sets of players, with members of the management team also getting involved.
The Scottish side were playing Almeria in a non-competitive fixture to keep players fit and sharp while the World Cup takes place, making the tensions between the two teams even stranger given their was nothing at stake.
The fight was caused by an Almeria player who appeared to rush over to a Hearts player and push/punch him in face, causing both sides to have a go at each other.
From the official Hearts Twitter account: "Following altercations between both sets of players, the decision has been made to abandon the match. Robbie Neilson will speak to Hearts TV shortly."
Hearts Friendly Game Abandoned After Huge Scuffle
He dedicado mi mañana de domingo a ver cómo una asiática con orejas de conejo comentaba la pelea a puños entre los jugadores del Almería y del Heart en un campo de entrenamiento de Marbella. pic.twitter.com/RjcGgpUqyo
— César Vargas (@_CesarVargas) December 4, 2022