Tempers flared in LaLiga on Monday night as Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams stood up for younger brother Nico after a horror tackle from an Osasuna player.

A hat-trick from Oihan Sancet helped Marcelino GarcĂ­a Toral’s side overturn a one goal deficit at Osasuna with the visitors seemingly coasting to a comfortable victory. 

However, with just seconds remaining, tempers erupted after Osasuna’s Chimy Avila committed a wild challenge in an attempt to stop Nico Williams launching a counter attack for Bilbao.

Inaki Williams was left fuming after a horrendous challenge was made on his young brother

Inaki Williams was left fuming after a horrendous challenge was made on his young brother

Inaki Williams was left fuming after a horrendous challenge was made on his young brother

The younger Williams, 19, stayed on his feet and continued the attack, but elder sibling Inaki was not willing to let the Argentine striker off the hook for the tackle described as ‘disgusting’ by Spanish commentators.

Avila, already on a booking, somehow escaped punishment for the reckless challenge and at a break in play, Inaki squared up to Avila before players from both sides intervened in a bid to separate the pair. 

The Argentine then approached Athletic defender and Spanish international Inigo Martinez, pushing him in the chest and grabbing him by the neck, and was subsequently given a second yellow and dismissed. 

Osasuna's Chimy Avila put in a reckless challenge on Nico Williams in LaLiga on Monday

Osasuna's Chimy Avila put in a reckless challenge on Nico Williams in LaLiga on Monday

Osasuna’s Chimy Avila put in a reckless challenge on Nico Williams in LaLiga on Monday

The Argentine striker was eventually dismissed by the referee at the end of the contest

The Argentine striker was eventually dismissed by the referee at the end of the contest

The Argentine striker was eventually dismissed by the referee at the end of the contest

LaLiga are expected to investigate the incident further and Avila may be handed an extended ban, according to talkSPORT.

Nico Williams made his senior debut for Athletic Bilbao last season but has become a regular starter this campaign.

The 19-year-old, like his brother Inaki, is also an attacker, but is best utilised on the right wing as opposed to through the middle.  

Source: DailyMail Sports

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