The points were shared when Mali met Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations yesterday but the outcome could have been different had Yacouba Sylla succeeded in his dastardly plan.
The Mali international bit at the heels of opponent Aboubakar and followed up this aggressive challenge by squaring up to the Cameroonian forward.
It would seem that, rather than being caught up in the heat of the moment, this was a cynical tactic from Sylla to get Aboubakar sent off.
As soon as the Porto striker leaned in, Sylla dived to the floor and feigned injury in a despicable manner. You can see the incident by watching the video above.