Patrick van Aanholt slammed ‘likkleman’ Matteo Guendouzi and threatened to
‘snatch that wig off your head’.
The pair clashed during the heated Marseille vs Galatasaray Europa League tie at
the Orange Vélodrome on Thursday night.
With 15 minutes to go and the scores still level at 0-0, the on-loan Arsenal midfielder
went down under a challenge from Van Aanholt.
Referee Pawel Raczkowski gave the penalty – much to the dismay of the former
Crystal Palace left-back.
But after a lengthy VAR check, the decision was overturned as Guendouzi argued with
The match at the Stade Velodrome ended 0-0 – however, that was not the end of the
drama. Guendouzi and Van Aanholt squared up after the full-time whistle and had to
be separated by team-mates and backroom staff. But the 19-cap Dutch international
carried on the feud on Twitter.
Sharing a GIF of Marouane Fellaini grabbing Guendouzi’s famous big hair in the
Premier League in 2018, Van Aanholt said: “Running your mouth after VAR proved
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“Likkleman needs to relax before I snatch that wig off your head.
“Well done to my lions for a well-earned point on the roads.”
Tempers also boiled over in injury time when Marseille defender William Saliba and
Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne lost their cool.
And the game was even suspended just before half-time as rival fans launched flares
at each other and brawled in the stands.
Play was held up for around eight minutes as supporters hurled pyrotechnics and
battled the stewards trying to tame them.
Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim and both skippers Fernando Muslera and Dimitri Payet
attempted to restore calm by appealing to the yobs.
Riot police were eventually called in to bring back a sense of peace and the game