A time-wasting ball boy at Spurs, who had the ball thumped out of his hands by Watford’s Isaac Success, winked at the crowd after the player was booked for his involvement in the altercation.
Watford trailed Tottenham 2-1 in the dying moments of a Premier League tie at Wembley on Wednesday having seen their initial lead overturned late on.
With the game going into added time, the ball went out of play in Spurs’ half and was gathered by the youngster on the sidelines.
After he had earlier appeared to have been told to slow down, he took the instructions too far by walking away from the pitch with the ball.
Hot-headed Isaac Success ran straight over and bashed the ball out of his hands.
The player was promptly shown a yellow card by the referee before the incident could escalate.
The ball boy then turned around to twice wink, as seen on the television coverage, his work complete.