South African club Royal AM did the unthinkable by paying the winning bonus of their players on the field minutes after a match.
The headline-grabbing incident has been widely criticised by football lovers in the country.
Royal AM beat Maritzburg United 2-1 on Sunday courtesy of a 94th-minute strike by Mbhazima Rikhotso.
And after the match, club owner Shauwn Mkhize and her son, Andile, the club chairman, walked onto the pitch with an envelope filled with cash where they looked to line up players to hand their agreed winning bonuses in front of the cameras.
One member of the entourage could be heard shouting, ‘come get your sweets’, to the clear dismay of club captain Lesego Manganyi and match-winner Tsepho Rikhotso.
Several players seemed reluctant to come forth and accept it in the video that was posted on their official Instagram account despite the scenes of excitement amongst the squad prior to their entrance on the pitch.
Royal AM could be sanctioned after being charged by Premier Soccer League.
The club has been charged with pitch invasion as well as leaving the dressing rooms late before kick-off.