Borussia Mönchengladbach forward Breel Embolo thought Eintracht Frankfurt striker André Silva was handing him a tactics note, when in fact it was a shirt label.
Portuguese striker Silva, on loan from Milan, had entered the fray as a substitute a few minutes earlier and noticed he hadn’t removed the tag from his jersey.
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After removing it he passed it onto Swiss international Embolo, who opened it and inspected the contents under the impression it was some kind of message.
Prankster Silva went on to get on the score sheet, but Mönchengladbach ultimately claimed a 3-1 win at the Commerzbank Arena on Saturday, lifting them to 3rd in the Bundesliga.