WATCH: Bundesliga footballer sent off for taking out opposition coach 'WWE-style' and sparking mass brawl
Tempers between the two teams flared spectacularly in injury time with Frankfurt 1-0 down and pushing hard for an equalizer.
But Frankfurt’s Argentine skipper Abraham overstepped the mark when he rushed to retrieve the ball from the touchline, charging into the Freiburg coach at full speed and sending him sprawling.
Some fans even compared the shoulder-charge to a move better suited to the world of wrestling.
What was he thinking 😵David Abraham deliberately runs into Freiburg head coach Christian Streich. pic.twitter.com/gcibpwVCWh— Goal (@goal) November 10, 2019
Abraham’s actions triggered a mass brawl between both side as the match descended into chaos, before referee Felix Brych handed the Frankfurt captain a straight red card.
"David Abraham is a very emotional player," said Streich afterwards. "He ran towards me at full speed, wanted to grab the ball and score a goal somehow. I couldn't avoid him, and he ran me over. That's all.
"We should all calm down now and stop talking about this thoughtlessly. Football is a contact sport – even though the implementation was clearly in the wrong place."