In an exhibition match between Brazil and Israel, referee Lilach Asulin of Israel blew the whistle to stop retired Brazil legend Kaka in his stride and waved a yellow card at him for no clear reason.
The Real Madrid and AC Milan legend looked confused after being stopped, but as he approached her she went on to whip out a phone from her right pocket and then took a selfie with him, while the game was still in progress.
After the incident, Kaka’s teammates were all smiles and later shook hands with the Israeli referee.
Ref gives Kaka a yellow card then takes a selfie with him.. 😂 pic.twitter.com/VKvfDxLlUx
— Don Martial (@Unitedevil1) October 30, 2019
Fans across the world were confused after the incident, below are a few memes:
— ISRAEL FA (@ISRAELFA) October 30, 2019
this ref gave Kaka a yellow card just to take a selfie with him💙 pic.twitter.com/luku9ueXq0
— Neneh Reece™ (@neneh_KE) October 30, 2019
The match eventually ended with Brazil beating Israel 4-2 in the match which was attended by nearly 28,000 fans.
The match between the Brazilian legends and the Israeli stars was played to promote coexistence. “The goal is to spread the values of soccer. We know it can unite peoples and even neutralize situations of conflict,” Kaka was quoted.
Kaka retired with 92 international caps to his name. The attacking midfielder had scored 29 goals for Brazil and won the Serie A and La Liga title once each with his club sides.