Thomas Muller’s flying kick was presumably essentially the most ‘on-brand’ purple card ever seen in soccer.

They might have salvaged a dramatic Three-Three draw towards Ajax of their closing Champions League group match, however Bayern Munich had to muddle by way of the ultimate phases of the sport with 10 males after dropping Thomas Muller to a straight purple card.

The ahead was dismissed in pretty uncontroversial circumstances when, in trying to carry down a excessive ball, he inadvertently planted his studs into the pinnacle of Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico.

Muller was dismissed for his clumsy assault and Tagliafico ultimately managed to shake off the double-vision in time to rating Ajax’s 95th-minute equaliser.

The next day, he posted a contrite tweet which stated: “I would love to apologise to Nico Tagliafico for yesterday’s incident. It was unintentional. Get effectively soon.”

Auf diesem Wege möchte ich mich bei Nico Tagliafico für den gestrigen Vorfall entschuldigen. Das struggle keine Absicht. Gute Besserung 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/TsMcOxdlpi

— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) December 13, 2018

Nevertheless, it has since been identified that the excessive boot would possibly even have been a quite tasteful homage, made on a European evening, to his beloved home league.

Thomas Muller despatched off for exhibiting his admiration to the Bundesliga logo #gamesgone 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/itAksFnMQ1

— John Kennedy (@johnk_88) 12 December 2018

We’re not fully sure that concept has any grounding actually, however we are able to undoubtedly see the similarity.

No matter subsequent — Harry Kane paying homage to the Premier League badge by donning a lion’s head? 



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