St Johnstone are down to nine men against Hamilton after a fight broke out between Danny Swanson and Richard Foster.
The Scottish Premiership clash at New Douglas Park was interrupted just before half-time when the pair of Saints players clashed.
According to The Scottish Sun’s David Friel, Swanson appeared to volley Foster:
Mayhem at New Douglas Park. Saints players Richard Foster and Danny Swanson scrapping. Swanson appeared to volley Foster. Madness.
— David Friel (@davidfriel81) April 1, 2017
And fans at the game added their view of the situation:
— Ross McCall (@RossShirley1) April 1, 2017
@HamAdSport1 Shocking scenes. Red card situation.
— Jacqueline Mills (@jackiemills64) April 1, 2017
@HamAdSport1 St player kicked in the face by own team mate! Absolute shocking
— Mark Dickie (@Mojo_1874) April 1, 2017
It appeared that the referee hadn’t punished either player, but it’s now being reported that they have been dismissed and St Johnstone are down to nine men.
This was the scene as the referee and several staff on both teams tried to calm things down at half-time:
— Ronnie Esplin (@RonnieEsplin) April 1, 2017
It’s 0-0 at half-time, but looks like a very tough job for St Johnstone to take anything from the game when down to nine men so early on.
And it’s just another bizarre Scottish football story in a week which has been dominated by the handbags at Easter Road at the end of Hibs’ draw with Morton.
The New Douglas Park tannoy worker obviously thought the stadium needed a laugh after the shock incident:
Kung Fu Fighting on the tannoy now. Announcer admits he might not be back next week!
— St Johnstone 1884 (@stjohnstone1884) April 1, 2017