It’s truthful to say Tunisia in all probability isn’t a fan of Mitch Duke. The former Western Sydney Wanderers captain opened the scoring for the Socceroos in opposition to the world quantity 30 nation on Saturday night time with a sensational glancing header.
A famend workhorse on the sector, Duke put his physique on the road repeatedly within the opening half an hour, with a collection of fiery duels leaving him battered and bruised.
On one such aerial battle, Duke was despatched painfully crashing to the turf close to the Tunisian bench. Manchester United teenager Hannibal Mejbri picked up the ball – and livid that Duke had drawn a foul as he fell, he threw the ball again on the Australian.
Duke was hit on the pinnacle by the tossed ball, and reacted furiously by delivering a withering spray in direction of the teen. However, the Australian managed to maintain his cool – understanding a yellow card would see him suspended from the Socceroos’ ultimate group stage match after additionally choosing up a warning in opposition to France.
However, referee Daniel Siebert then made the weird determination to name the Australian veteran again and power him to shake arms with the 19-year-old midfielder.
The pair then made up at halftime as Duke marched off the sector, with Mejbri instantly coming as much as him to apologise once more.
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German referee Daniel Siebert wasn’t happy with Mejbri.Source: AFPMitchell Duke of Australia and Hannibal Mejbri of Tunisia shake arms after an argument.Source: Getty Images
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