Kai Havertz endured a mixed game as Germany lost to Turkey 3-2 in a friendly on Saturday night.
The Arsenal playmaker opened the scoring after just five minutes after surprisingly been deployed at left-back for the clash in Berlin.
Manager Julian Nagelsmann's decision didn't go down well in Germany, with legend Lothar Motthaus labelling it as a 'slap in the face' to actual defenders.
But there was one moment in the game that left supporters puzzled, ten minutes into the second-half.
Havertz, receiving the ball on the left-wing from Ilkay Gundogan, controlled the ball but then shielded it out of play as he felt pressure from a Turkish player behind him.
The referee awarded Turkey a throw-in, and Turkey ultimately won the match in what was Nagelsmann's home debut after replacing Hansi Flick in September.
The moment went viral on social media, with one fan writing: 'I'm still baffled by this. What was he trying to do?'
Another user came up with their own theory as to an explanation as they commented: 'He forgot he touched the ball last and was shielding to win a throw-in.'
In response to the prior tweet, someone replied: 'But even if he forget that, did he forget his team-mate was the person that passed him the ball?'
An Arsenal fan suggested that this was not the first time it has happened as they wrote: 'He has done this like twice in an Arsenal shirt, I wanted to enter the tele.'
One person though said it was through Nagelsmann's decision to play him out-of-position which contributed, as they commented: 'Unfamiliar environment for him. Can't really blame him for playing there.'
Havertz has struggled to hit the ground running at Arsenal, since his £65m move from Chelsea in the summer.
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