Walker was visibly angered by a comment made and was seen arguing with the Brentford striker, who had initially put his team ahead before a remarkable Phil Foden hat-trick turned the game around for the visitors. Several players tried to intervene to ease tensions between the two, with fourth official Stuart Attwell and then Guardiola stepping in.
Guardiola took Walker aside to calm him down. Meanwhile, referee Jarred Gillett spoke with Maupay on the pitch.
Walker, who recently announced his split from wife Annie Kilner, continued to engage in the argument with Maupay even after taking a throw-in. Both managers declined to comment on the altercation, with Guardiola stating that he preferred not to speak about it, while Brentford’s Thomas Frank said he had not spoken with Maupay.
Maupay had previously provoked Spurs playmaker Maddison, imitating his dart-throwing celebration, only to face mockery from Maddison and teammate Brennan Johnson after Maupay’s team let the lead slip. Spurs went on to win the match 3-2.
In response, Maupay took to Instagram, admitting his premature celebration and expressing disappointment at not securing the win. He also took a dig at Maddison, comparing their goal-scoring records and referring to his own career achievements.