Nasser Al-Shamrani spits at Western Sydney player after losing AFC Champions League final

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

In just their third year of existence, Western Sydney Wanderers are now the first Australian club to ever win the AFC Champions League, beating Al-Hilal in the final. After taking a 1-0 lead in the first leg, the A-League club traveled to Saudi Arabia along with the 14 fans who were allowed to enter the country (including just one woman), where a 0-0 draw with the two-time AFC Champions League winners was enough to seal the historic title. Al-Hilal striker Nasser Al-Shamrani did not handle the loss gracefully.

In the final minute of the second leg, Al-Shamrani headbutted Wanderers defender Matthew Spiranovic and after the visitors sealed the title, he spit at Spiranovic while sitting on the pitch. This sparked a stand-off between the two sides and Al-Shamrani tried his best to escalate it even further by chasing his target down.

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Poor sportsmanship couldn't put a damper on Western Sydney's celebrations, though. The celebration in the New South Wales capital was downright volcanic.

(Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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