Zenit St Petersburg winger Malcom hit the referee with a long pass during a break in play as his side won 2-0 at Dynamo Moscow on Saturday.
The ref was in the process of booking Dynamo’s Kirill Panchenko when Malcom lofted the ball in his direction from the other half of the pitch.
Malcom today surprised referee on match Dynamo – Zenit by correct cross pass pic.twitter.com/5ayoE82LSf
— Andrey Davydov (@FarEasterner) August 10, 2019
Such was Malcom’s accuracy that it hit the official in the chest, although his subsequent thumbs-up gesture suggests the Brazilian star must have motioned an apology off-camera.
Goals from Artem Dzyuba and Magomed Ozdoyev gave Zenit the win at the VTB Arena, leaving them top of the Russian Premier League after five games.