No idea what was Amrabat trying to do with the fourth referee 😭😭😭https://t.co/DW5G6b9mgg
— A (@ItsAhmedIndeed) April 29, 2021
Al-Nassr’s Nordin Amrabat jokingly congratulated an assistant referee for an incorrect offside call that benefitted his team in the win at Al Sadd.
The former Watford winger’s side were winning 2-1 in the closing stages of Thursday’s AFC Champions League match when their opponents looked to be through.
That look on the man's face, lol.
— Lewis (@Lewis_GS_) April 29, 2021
A raised flag denied them the chance of an equaliser at the King Saud University Stadium, and Al Sadd manager Xavi received a red card for his protestations.
Leaving the pitch as a late substitute, a laughing Amrabat approached the linesman in question to shake his hand and thank him.
The official did not see the funny side.