Referee Darren Drysdale and Ipswich star Alan Choose went head-to-head with one another… actually.
The official appeared to sq. as much as the midfielder in the course of the Tractor Boys’ goalless draw with Northampton on Tuesday night.
Choose went down underneath a problem from Northampton defender Peter Kioso contained in the field within the 90th minute – and the 32-year-old was in disbelief when Drysdale didn’t award a spot-kick.
It led to Drysdale and Choose locking heads, earlier than being separated by gamers.
Subsequently, Choose was proven a yellow card as extra drama unfolded in injury-time.
Ipswich ace Flynn Downes was despatched off for violent conduct within the third minute of stoppage time because the membership’s poor run of type continued.
Paul Lambert’s males have gained simply 4 of their final 14 League One matches, which has left them in 11th place.
Ipswich’s struggles haven’t solely been on the pitch both as their coaching session needed to be stopped on account of fan protests earlier this week.
Disgruntled supporters threw flares, which led to signage on a fence catching hearth, as they known as for Lambert to be sacked.
Former Ipswich striker Darren Bent gave his ideas on the strained relationship between the membership’s hierarchy and followers.
“It’s a membership very near my coronary heart,” Bent instructed talkSPORT. “I began there, I nonetheless look out for his or her outcomes and I converse to quite a few followers of the soccer membership and so they’re clearly not completely happy.
“We’re speaking about among the nicest individuals you’ll meet, they’re not argumentative, they only need to see what’s greatest for Ipswich and hopefully get them promoted.
“They really feel just like the core of the membership is being ripped out, whether or not that’s the proprietor or the supervisor, they’re not pleased with both.
“The truth that we’re seeing flares suspending coaching – that’s not one thing that has ever been related to Ipswich.
“There’s at all times been a pleasant relationship between the membership and supporters – however now it’s gone bitter.
“One thing has to vary as a result of it could actually’t proceed. This can be a membership that shouldn’t be sitting down in League One, they’ve been there far too lengthy.”