Fulham striker Aleksandr Mitrovic was lucky to avoid the red card in a ‘friendly’ win as he was held off by his team-mates in a heated pre-season clash

In the world of Aleksandr Mitrovic, there are no “friendly matches”.

The Fulham striker proved that when he had to be held back by his team-mates after losing his temper in the Cottagers’ win over Estoril in a pre-season game.

No one knows what Geraldes did to anger Mitrovic

But that led to him grabbing the Portuguese defender in the face

But that led to him grabbing the Portuguese defender in the face

The Serb scored twice in the 3-1 win but his goals were overshadowed by his clash with opponent Francisco Geraldes in an off-the-ball incident.

The 27-year-old burst into the defender, before putting his hands to Geraldes’ throat, as teammate Harrison Reed stepped in.

Mitrovic is known for his aggressiveness on the pitch which has gotten him in trouble several times in the past.

He was banned for three games in 2020 after elbowing then-Leeds defender Ben White three minutes into a game at Elland Road.

And it’s not always the opposing players with whom the centre-forward falls out.

He was involved in a fight with former Fulham team-mate Aboubakar Kamara during a yoga session in 2019.

Mitrovic had a glorious season at Craven Cottage last season

Mitrovic had a glorious season at Craven Cottage last season


Bookmaker Betfair even offers odds on Mitrovic being sent off in the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, which is available at 7/4.

The striker, who scored a record 43 league goals in the EFL Championship last season, is key to Fulham’s survival hopes and cannot afford to miss games through suspension.

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