Raheem Sterling and Sky Sports reporter Patrick Davison shared an awkward encounter in an interview after Chelsea’s crazy 4-4 draw with Manchester City.
The Blues star scored against his former club in a match that dazzled fans at Stamford Bridge under the rainy west London sky.
Former City man Cole Palmer, who signed for Chelsea in the summer, scored a stoppage-time penalty to cap off the thrilling draw.
His teammate Sterling was excellent for most of the match and really got stuck in with the action.
So much so that a piece of grass from Chelsea’s home turf appeared to get caught in his eye, something that reporter Davison noticed.
During their post-match interview, he pointed out the cause of Sterling’s lack of comfort and reached out to give a helping hand.
“Oh you’ve got… come here,” he said, but the Chelsea man resisted and replied: “You’re gonna put some more dirt in my eye.”
Blues star Palmer stood alongside him and just watched on in what was probably one of Sterling’s most bizarre interviews to date.
The 28-year-old appeared relatively calm after what proved to be an action-packed and enticing match between Chelsea and City.
Erling Haaland gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot after Marc Cucurella was controversially adjudged to have fouled him in the area.
Thiago Silva was quick to net Chelsea’s equaliser though before a close-range finish from Sterling put them in front.
However, City drew level on the stroke of half-time via Manuel Akanji and regained the lead thanks to Haaland’s second of the game in the early minutes of the second half.
Chelsea didn’t give up though as Nicolas Jackson scored the rebound from Ederson’s parried save, his fourth goal in six days.
It looked as though Rodri’s deflected strike off Silva was going to hand City all three points Palmer equalised late on with his composed spot-kick after Armando Broja was fouled by Ruben Dias inside the box.