Burnley's James Tarkowski makes fun of 'weird jiu-jitsu' challenge claim from Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford

Burnley's James Tarkowski has responded to Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford's assessment of his "weird jiu jitsu" challenge during Sunday's draw at Turf Moor.

Monday, 30th August 2021, 2:01 pm
Updated Monday, 30th August 2021, 2:04 pm

Clarets centre-back Tarkowski and Whites no 9 Bamford were involved in a bizarre off the ball incident during the opening exchanges as Tarkowski wrestled Bamford to the ground.

The ball was at the other end of the pitch and Bamford said after the game that he was struggling to comprehend what Tarkowski was trying to do.

Bamford, though, said the duo shook hands at the end and Tarkowski has since taken to social media, posting a video of Bamford's post match interview together with a GIF of Mr Miyagi, the karate master from The Karate Kid film series.

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Reflecting on the incident in his post-match interview, Bamford said: "To be honest I was a little bit annoyed with Tarkowski to be fair.

"It was just a tussle on the floor but he tried to do some weird jiu jitsu thing on me, I don't know what he was doing.

"It was just one of them where - I quite enjoyed having a little fight with them and after the game we were all fine and shaking hands and stuff so it was alright."

RESPONSE: From Burnley's James Tarkowski, above, to Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford's assessment of his jiu-jitsu challenge. Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images.

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