Bizarre moment Barcelona star Ronald Araujo ‘forgets rules of football’ in middle of match

RONALD ARAUJO forgot the rules of football in the middle of Barcelona’s opening match of the season.

The defender made a bizarre mistake during his side’s 0-0 draw away to Getafe on Sunday.

@ViaplaySportsUKRonald Araujo caught the ball as it was about to go over his head[/caption]

Barca made a frustrating start to their La Liga title defence as they were held by their opponents during a feisty encounter.

Both sides were reduced to 10-men, with Raphinha sent off for the visitors after elbowing Getafe’s Gaston Alvarez.

However, it was Araujo’s moment of madness which caught the eyes of fans watching in the stadium and at home.

Just moments into the second half, an overhit pass was chipped out to the Uruguayan on the right flank.

As the ball looked set to sail over his head, he jumped up and caught it, to the confusion of his team-mates.

Araujo immediately looked sheepish as he realised what he had done, putting his hand on his head before jogging back into position.

Although a free-kick was given, Araujo escaped without a booking, despite the complaints of the Getafe players.

Reacting to the incident, one fan tweeted: “Can’t believe he got away without a card there.”

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Another wrote: “What was he thinking?!”

A third viewer fumed: “What a shocking piece of football… Araujo and the ref both had a brain fart.”

Meanwhile, one more simply commented: “La Liga is a shambles.”

“Araujo channelling his inner Michael Jordan,” joked another fan.

Araujo, who is a former Manchester United transfer target, also made headlines during pre-season for his on-field antics.

The 24-year-old enraged Arsenal fans during their friendly against Barcelona for a wild tackle on Gabriel Jesus.

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