WATCH: Ukrainian footballer takes a phone call - during the match!

Enerhiya Nova Kakhova was taking on Ukrainian Premier League side Olimpik Donetsk in a friendly match when one of their defenders, Oleh Makarov decided he had time to take phone call.

Makarov is shown in a video running around the pitch with his phone in hand before he finally finds a lull in play to pick up a call.

Once he finished his brief conversation, Makarov slipped the phone into a concealed pocket in his shorts - but not before receiving a pass and booting it up field.

Has there ever been greater shade thrown at the concept of friendly matches?

Despite Makarov's apparent nonchalance, Enerhiya fell to a 2-1 defeat to their top-flight opponents.

Maybe that's why Enerhiya are in Ukraine's third division.

Source: YouTube via 101 Great Goals

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