ENGLAND’S Commonwealth Games hockey match against Canada was marred by a vicious scrap.
And one player was sent off after “CHOKING” a rival during a fit of rage.
The brutal scenes occurred in Thursday’s battle between England and Canada.
The hosts were leading the match 4-1 when the fight broke out.
An England player appeared to tackle a Canadian rival with his hockey stick before receiving a yellow card.
But a melee swiftly ensued between England’s Chris Griffiths and Canada’s Balraj Panesar in the aftermath.
Griffiths appeared to pull on Panesar’s stick, sending his opponent into a blind rage.
Panesar lashed out by grabbing Griffith’s shirt as the two men butted heads.
However, Panesar took things up a notch when he then took hold of Griffith’s neck, appearing to choke the England ace momentarily.
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