Monday night’s Premier League encounter between Sunderland and West Ham United was supposed to be an intense relegation six-pointer.

However, at the early minutes of the game, The Black Cats’ Phil Bardsley groped Hammers’ Kevin Nolan crotch area during a corner.

Instead of the expected retaliation, the West Ham skipper chose to kiss him on the forehead instead.

Love is in the air at the Stadium of Light!

SlightForkedInganue Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) fondles West Hams Kevin Nolan at a corner; Nolan kisses him back [GIF]