Dan Bentley and Jacob Brown’s bizarre wrestling scuffle goes over the hoardings during Stoke v Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.
Bristol City’s shot-stopper and the Potters’ forward were involved in a comedic moment towards the end of the first half of their Championship match which resulted in both players receiving yellow cards.
Footage of what happened went viral quickly and everyone couldn’t believe what they were seeing, take a look for yourself below…
Bentley and Brown going at it 😆 pic.twitter.com/EMrvwD9jY6
— One Stream in Bristol (@OSIBpodcast) April 15, 2022
Bristol City’s David Bentley and Stoke’s Jacob Brown were involved in a scuffle which ended up with BOTH players going over the hoardings! 😳 pic.twitter.com/edpL80GT0q
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 15, 2022
The game itself saw Jay Dasilva’s late goal give Bristol City victory at Stoke, but really, it was an encounter with few clear-cut chances.
Apart from the WWE like entertainment as mentioned above, the match was described dull end-of-season one between two sides with little to play for.
The deadlock was broken with six minutes remaining, when goalkeeper Jack Bonham was caught out by what looked like an attempted cross by Dasilva.
It was his first goal of the season and came after Steven Fletcher had gone close with a couple of decent opportunities for Stoke.
Nigel Pearson was asked in his press conference after the game if he was looking for a reaction and got it?
He replied: “We showed personality in abundance. It was a bit gritty, had to be against a side who’ve got quality. They must be pulling their hair out. The two games we’ve played against them they will think they could have won both. We’ve had that feeling many times this year.
“Nice to get reward for hard, honest endeavour. A good away performance: stubborn, organised and counter-attacked with real threat.”
If the goal was a cross?
Pearson: “Yes but it was a great cross! Jay will admit himself it was a pinpoint cross to the back post.”
What he made of the tangle at the end of first half
Pearson: “It made me smile. They were two stubborn players who didn’t want to let go and officials dealt with it pretty well. I hoped it wasn’t going to be one of those silly ones when players were shown red cards.”
Twitter users had their say as Dan Bentley and Jacob Brown’s wrestling scuffle goes over the hoardings at Stoke…
@claymxres: loved joe williams running from midfield to get involved, true scouser
@thehuwdavies: Why did they keep going? On concrete?!
@jbcfc__: The football version of Froch and Groves’ little pull and a push
@stidger72: I know bents has hold but brown has him round the neck. Where’s he supposed to go?
@markymark030567: Only highlight of perhaps the most boring first half of the season 🥱
@gingerminion99: What was Dan booked for, being throttled?
@Jay_Evans1997: All Brown had to do was let go. Weird how Bentley got a yellow. Williams steaming in mind 👏🏻
@ScfcBen: The only decent thing that happened all half. Play on ref!
@dinofrancis9: Look at how Bentley lands. That was actually very dangerous from Brown. Would have been a red in Rugby. Shocking.
@RobPickles8: @EFL officials?
@BigZombieMonkey: Bentley got booked for being held around the neck and dragged over the boards, joke officiating that!
@EBradburyy: Brown been practising jui-jitsu
@jayofthered: I shouldn’t have enjoyed this as much as I did.
@ElyJoeseph: Brown is trying to get up and Bentley has flipped him over the barrier and he gave brown a yellow card 🤣
@gav1502: Most entertainment we saw today..
@Davidlong21: #RoyalRumble 😂
@Nintendoubt815: Yeah no idea how Bentley is booked there
@ccfc_jake: What the fuck have I just watched 🤣
@AaronMRRFC95: Darren Fletcher will see this and think to himself that “this is something that we don’t want to see happening.”
@dinham16: Don’t get why he’s not letting go
@EnuesikeSamuel: Apparently, they watched Wednesdays night’s champions league game between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City.
@_josh66: That’s literally some wwe shit
@dwatts13_: Williams should of hit him one
@JacobHawley0: How’s Brown not been sent off for that? What’s the need?
@ciaran_dunford: Mental how that’s not a red
Dan Bentley vs Jacob Brown pic.twitter.com/B8EaKmSmle
— FinleyBCFC (@FinleyBcfc) April 15, 2022
One of worst championship games you will ever see. Two poor teams zero end product. Amazed at Stoke – actually worse than us. Semenyo put a shot into orbit clear on goal and beat two defenders only to cut back to no one. Bentley & Brown over hoardings into stand wrestling at HT. pic.twitter.com/mlNmdjY5UX
— Rob #SouthBristol (@BS3Rob) April 15, 2022