Kaka and Aurélien Collin are pals. The reason? Well, Collin is a former Orlando City player.

So, when it was all kicking off between Kaka’s Orlando City and Collin’s new side New York Red Bulls, the Brazilian decided to calm things down by covering his ex-teammate’s mouth.

Collin and Kaka were both laughing during the coming together but when the referee reviewed the footage using the VAR system, he elected to dismiss Kaka.

No one – particularly Kaka – could believe what was going on. However, in the referee’s defence, he was surely not aware of the relationship between the pair.

Watch the episode below – skip to 03:24 to see footage of the actual incident.

All very bizarre all the same.