There were unsavoury scenes during an FA Cup Fourth Round replay last night when Brentford’s win over Barnet saw a 22-men ‘brawl’ take place on the pitch before going into a stand.
It took place just minutes into the second half, with the scoreline already at 2-0 to the Championship side, goals coming from Sergi Canos and Julian Jeanvier.
Spaniard Canos however has been accused of head-butting Barnet’s Medy Elito after the National League player slid in and brought his opponent down.
After getting fouled, he got back up and is also reported to have punched Brentford player, to which he went down and all the players from both sides rushed in.
It moved closer and closer towards the stand before the home fans then also got caught up in the fighting.
Watch the moment for yourself in the video, by Youtuber Thogden, below…
Following the incident, which eventually got dispersed, a yellow was given to Elito for the challenge and then cards for Canos and Sweeney were also handed out in the aftermath.
Neal Maupay made it 3-0 not too long later when he tapped home to bag his 20th goal of the season.
Barnet’s David Tutonda got one back four minutes later, but it was too late to spark a comeback.
The non league Bees boss Darren Currie said after the game: “He told me he got headbutted. I genuinely haven’t seen it. He said he was, that’s the game. He (Canos) has reacted to a strong challenge from our player.”
Canos however denied the accusation, saying: “No, no!”
“I tried to say what happened, but he head-butted me and went down to the floor.
“I think the referee saw that and booked him, and me, but we move on.”
It isn’t the first time Canos has been caught up in a head-butting row. It was just four months ago that he appeared to do so to Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski, and he escaped a ban.
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