Sunday's Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City saw Kepa Arrizabalaga refuse to be substituted in extra-time after suffering a knock, leading to anger and disbelief for everyone watching in the stadium and across the world, including coach Maurizio Sarri.
This was not the first time a player disobeyed his manager's decision. Here are five such players who refused to be substituted during a game....
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
During his time at AC Milan, Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic blatantly refused to come off after suffering a knock.
Ibrahimovic scored a spectacular semi-overhead kick against Fiorentina in 2010. He then injured himself while celebrating the goal with his traditional fist-pump.
Milan's coach at that time, Max Allegri, thought of substituting the Swede but Zlatan turned down the decision.
4. Carlos Tevez
While playing for Manchester City, Carlos Tevez saw his number being raised on the sideline as part of a substitution planned by Roberto Mancini before the final whistle against Bolton Wanderers in 2010.
He signalled to the manager that he did not want to come off but eventually gave in to the reaction from the bench.
Rather than simply soaking up the applause from the City faithful, Tevez then opted to publicly contest his manager's decision to remove him from action.
3. Lukasz Fabianski
The board went up for Fabianski to be replaced by reserve goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, but the Poland international made it clear he was staying put.
He collided with Janssen in the 81st minute and a stretcher was sent on for the former Arsenal player, but he got to his feet, waved the stretcher away and decided to continue playing.
Mauricio Pochettino's side were trailing 1-0 until Alli struck in the 88th minute to equalise and Spurs sealed a stunning comeback against Swansea, with three late goals from Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen.
2. Lionel Messi
The coach made it clear that Messi would be rested for the final 15 minutes of the match, only for the forward to gesture that he wanted to stay on the field.
The two engaged in a war of hand-waving before Messi turned away his head, walking further up the field and ignoring his boss’ pleas. Neymar was eventually replaced as Munir El Haddadi took the field.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Zidane thought it would be right to replace Ronaldo with Asensio as Bayern were leading 2-1 in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, thus keeping both sides level on aggregate over two legs.
The Portuguese hitman had already scored the solitary goal for Madrid in the 76th minute of normal time. The match went into extra-time and Ronaldo eventually scored again in the 105th and 110th minute and led Los Blancos to victory.
Looking at five players who refused to be substituted during a match