In Monday night’s Premier League game between Tottenham and Everton, there was a fight in the second half. Harry Kane and Abdoulaye Doucouré clashed near the caramel bench.
No, it wasn’t a premature attempt at a shirt swap by the Spurs captain. Kane just pulled hard on his opponent’s jersey. The Everton professional reacted visibly annoyed and punched the goalscorer in the face as he tried to pull away. « High five to the face » as the English commentary said.
The action was ruled an assault and Doucouré was shown a red card. A little later, Kane even scored the header with a majority from the penalty spot. Everton equalized in the last second with a remarkable long-range goal.