Umpire strikes back after ball in the face
TENNIS: Many years ago, to the delight of immature children and adolescents everywhere, The Simpsons brought us "Man getting hit by football".
On Monday, Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov gave us the gift that is "Chair umpire gets hit in the face".
The 17-year-old was disqualified in his Davis Cup match against Great Britain's Kyle Edmunds when he pulled a ball out of his pocket and, in a fit of rage, slapped it towards the unsuspecting umpire Arnaud Gabas.
Edmunds had just broken the world No. 234's serve and was leading 6-3 6-4 3-1 when Shapovalov lost it.
Now, not only did Shapovalov concede his own match, but he also lost his country the entire tie.
His default gifted the Brits a 3-2 victory and thus safe passage into the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup.
Understandably, the youngster was distraught.
After hitting the defenceless umpire, Shapovalov showed immediate remorse and went over to try and make sure his victim was OK, but such niceties were never going to save him.
He knew his fate, and he skulked back to his courtside seat and buried his face in his hands, barely able to comprehend what he'd done.
Canadian fans booed, but there was no way Shapovalov was ever going to get away with this act of petulance.
Gabas too cradled his face in his hands, no doubt in shock from the missile. He had to ice his eye afterwards.
"It was a strange way to finish," Edmund said.
"I've never been part of something like that."
"A bit of a surprise what happened at the end there and I feel for the young lad. He's a great talent and he's learned a harsh lesson today," Great Britain team captain Leon Smith added.