Police needed to intervene as three angry Bayern Munich stars reportedly stormed the match officials' dressing room and verbally attacked the officiating team after their UEFA Champions League loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday.
The German giants felt referee Viktor Kassai was at fault for their elimination from the UCL after losing their quarter-final tie 6-3 on aggregate following some strange calls in the second leg on Tuesday night.
German website Focus.de referred to a report in Marca that claimed that three Bayern stars – Robert Lewandowski, Arturo Vidal and Thiago Alcantara – stormed the match officials' changing room after the game and had to be withdrawn with the help of police.
"It is very tough when they steal a game from you like that – two goals offside and me wrongly sent off," Vidal, who was wrongfully sent off after 84 minutes, said, as quoted by ESPN.
"When two big teams meet like this in the Champions League, such a robbery cannot happen.
"We were 2-1 up in the game, they got scared, and the referee began his show. You could see it clearly, it was very ugly. Then the usual thing happened, a player less. And we began to doubt a bit.
"The dressing room is very sad, very angry. In a game of such intensity, the result cannot be decided by the referee. The referee has eliminated us. Real did not know what they were doing. Everyone knows what they saw."
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge described his team as "broken" after the game.
"The red card was the killer," he said.
"It wasn't even a foul. The team is distraught, the referee made some curious mistakes."