Fernando Torres SENT OFF for shoving former Liverpool team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa
Watch the moment Fernando Torres is SENT OFF for telling former Liverpool team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa ‘I’ll blow your head off’ in heated touchline spat as they faced off as managers at U19 level
- Fernando Torres has been sent off for shoving and threatening Alvaro Arbeloa
- The pair were team-mates at Liverpool but are now both managing at youth level
- Torres said: ‘I’ll blow your head off’; Arbeloa replied: ‘Start whenever you want’
Fernando Torres was shown a red card for threatening his former Liverpool team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa during an U19s game, stunning video has revealed.
The pair spent two-and-a-half years together at Anfield under Spanish boss Rafael Benitez.
But things got heated between them on Sunday afternoon when they squared up on the touchline.
Both are managers at youth level, with Torres’ Atletico Madrid facing rivals Real Madrid’s U19 side, managed by Arbeloa.
And as shown by footage online, Torres, 39, was sent off for confronting and shoving his compatriot.
Fernando Torres (second right) has been sent off for threatening Alvaro Arbeloa (centre)
Torres gave his former Liverpool team-mate a little shove and told him: ‘I’ll blow your head off’ – before Arbeloa, managing rivals Real Madrid’s U19 side, replied: ‘Start whenever you want’
The former striker, managing Atletico Madrid U19s, was then shown a red card by the referee
After a flare-up on the pitch, former defender Arbeloa approached the iconic former striker, clearly angry and gesticulating.
Torres, who has bulked up considerably since his playing days, then gave the 40-year-old a shove, saying ‘I’ll blow your head off’.
Arbeloa then responded: ‘Start whenever you want.’
The referee showed Arbeloa a yellow for his actions, before giving Torres his marching orders, to the delight of the home Real crowd.
Footage then shows several furious Atletico players and coaches storm onto the pitch to confront the official.
The game finished 2-2 after extra time, 4-2 to Los Blancos on aggregate, sending Arbeloa and Co through to the Youth Cup semi-final against Las Palmas.
The decision sparked angry protests from the Atletico bench, with several players storming on
Torres (left) now manages Atletico’s youth side, while Arbeloa (right) works for rivals Real
The pair were team-mates at Liverpool from 2007-2009 and played together for Spain as well