Friday 21 July 2017

Watch: Ex-Arsenal defender tears off shirt during outrageous managerial meltdown

LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - MAY 06: Nelson Vivas coach of Estudiantes de La Plata reacts after receiving a red during a match between Estudiantes and Boca Juniors as part of Torneo Primera Division 2016/17 at Ciudad de La Plata Stadium on May 06, 2017 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by Demian Alday/LatinContent/Getty Images)
LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - MAY 06: Nelson Vivas coach of Estudiantes de La Plata reacts after receiving a red during a match between Estudiantes and Boca Juniors as part of Torneo Primera Division 2016/17 at Ciudad de La Plata Stadium on May 06, 2017 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by Demian Alday/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal defender Nelson Vivas went completely berserk after his Estudiantes side were denied a penalty against Boca Juniors, tearing his shirt off and showering the officials with abuse after he was sent off for protesting the decision.

Vivas, who played for the Gunners between 1998 and 2001, took over the Argentine outfit last year and is facing a lengthy ban after his outrageous reaction.

We've seen plenty of managerial blow-ups in recent times, with Wexford hurling boss Davy Fitzgerald currently serving a suspension for a pitch incursion during the league semi-final, but you will be hard pressed to find a more ridiculous sideline capitulation than this, with Vivas exposing his tattooed upper body after ripping his shirt open and whipping it off.

Watch Vivas' sensational reaction below:

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