This happened as New York Red Bulls took on Toronto last week - and unsurprisingly, both players would back themselves.
Gilberto grabbed the ball first and wouldn't let his team-mate wrestle it from him. In fact, the two engaged in a rather heated physical debate over who had free-kick 'dibs'.
Defoe, who'd already netted once in the game, was adamant that he should have first dibs and when it became clear he wasn't going to, his facial expression was the text-book definition of 'mardy'.
Still, he got over his rage fairly quickly as Gilberto lashed a screamer into the back of the net. Indeed, it truly was a cracking free-kick! Check it out for yourself here.
Within seconds, Defoe forgave his comrade, making nice with the man who, as it turns out, was absolutely right to pull rank on him:
Defoe wore the embarrassed grin seen at the top of this blog for the rest of the game, which ended in a 2-2 draw when another English exile, Bradley Wright-Phillips, volleyed home an equaliser in the final of four minutes added on at the end.
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