11/13/2013 02:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Soccer Match Just Got NSFW (VIDEO)

British soccer can be so intimate, can't it?

Joey Barton of Queens Park Rangers gave a cleat massage to the groin of Reading's Danny Guthrie in a recent British soccer match.

According to Metro, a trainer was looking after the injured Guthrie, who was lying face-up on the pitch, when Barton offered his own, um, therapy. What the GIF above, posted by Reddit user WengerBaller, does not show is Barton throwing a water bottle at Guthrie's privates first.

Just a light moment between former Newcastle teammates, apparently.

Barton took to Twitter to comment on the incident: