We have just witnessed something extraordinary here. Player power has outranked Maurizio Sarri in front of the entire footballing world.
Kepa Arrizbalaga was down injured and appeared as though he needed to come off. Sarri readied Willy Caballero, who had stripped down and was waiting to come on. The fourth official raised his board, but Kepa straight up refused to leave the field of play.
Sarri lost his head as Kepa showed him the utmost disrespect. He threatened to storm off down the tunnel, but held back, instead chucking a water bottle and exploding in a blaze of fury. This is absolutely nuts, and just ahead of a cup final penalty shootout.
😳 – Have you EVER seen anything like it!?
Maurizio Sarri tries to substitute Kepa Arrizabalaga for Willy Caballero, but Kepa refuses to come off and Sarri is absolutely FURIOUS! 😡 pic.twitter.com/Q81v6ry3Kk
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 24, 2019