Watch as a player answers his phone during a friendly match between Ukrainian Premier League teams Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka and Olimpik Donetsk.
The moment that Olimpik’s Oleh Makarov, hanging back from the action, appeared to receive an important call on the mobile phone he apparently had stashed on his person was luckily captured on camera.
Looking like he had wrapped up warm in a beanie hat, long sleeved shirt and tracksuit bottoms underneath his shorts, the defender whipped off his gloves as soon as he became aware the telephone was ringing.
A few short words were exchanged, the phone was quickly put back in his pocket and Makarov was able to continue with the game – which his side remarkably managed to win 2-1, despite this distracting interruption.
Although we’re not able to see in this clip, the other players and referee were reported to have paid little attention to the incident.
Watch the full video as a player answers his phone during a game in the snowy surroundings of Ukraine: