DTotD: Brazilian defender sent off for kicking opponent in the face
September 26, 2016
Hernane Brocador morreu mas passa bem pic.twitter.com/Z0ABKVxOee
— Diego Leonel (@TheDiegoLeonel) September 24, 2016
Just before halftime in Saturday’s match between CRB and Bahia, defender Flavio Boaventura decided that he needed to test his leg extension after making a clearance. It just so happened that as he was doing this, Bahia striker Hernane was coming his way, resulting in Boaventura planting his studs into Hernane’s mug.
Boaventura was sent off for his poorly timed leg stretch, but CRB still came back from 1–0 down to finish with a 2–2 draw despite only having 10 men for the entire second half. Perhaps it helped that Hernane played on with his face smashed to the back of his skull.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
Thanks to Ryan Lloyd for the tip!