A squabble over seating arrangements on the team bus cost Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis a place in the squad for Tuesday's Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reported.
The 23-year-old Nigerian stormed off the bus after being told he was not allowed to sit in his preferred seat due to social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the report said, and he did not make the trip to Germany.
Brugge manager Philippe Clement said in his pre-match news conference on Monday that Dennis was fit but unavailable for selection due to disciplinary reasons.
"He didn't follow the club's rules, that's all I want to say about that... I prefer to concentrate on the players who are available to me," Clement added.
Dennis, who joined Brugge in 2017, scored twice in their 2-2 Champions League draw at Real Madrid last season.
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He also netted in the Belgian club's victory over Zenit St Petersburg in their opening group match in Europe's elite club competition this season.
Brugge are third in Group F with four points from three games, behind leaders Dortmund and Italy's Lazio.