We know Halloween is coming up, but we weren’t prepared for this.
Stoke City secured an important and much-needed win against Watford on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of a lovely Darren Fletcher volley which will certainly ease some of the pressure on manager Mark Hughes.
But the biggest talking point from the match was undoubtedly the furious exchange between Hornets skipper Troy Deeney and Stoke’s Joe Allen.
Seriously, this is terrifying.
As the game neared full-time, Deeney and Allen came to blows as both players challenged for a loose ball.
Tempers quickly flared as the two squared up to each other (although Allen is noticeably smaller than Deeney, bless ‘im).
Deeney then grabs the Wales international by the face and seemingly starts to dig his thumbs into his skin, as teammates quickly attempt to break up the clash.
What’s most startling is the look on the Watford man’s face.
It’s pretty menacing.
Incredibly, Deeney escaped the exchange with just a yellow card from referee Michael Oliver.
Allen, too, received a booking.
After the match, Stoke manager Hughes weighed in on the incident, saying: “Deeney should know better.
“I’ve seen pictures of raised hands and thumbnails in faces. Totally unnecessary.”
Right you are, Sparky.