Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was shown a red card for kicking Manuel Schmiedebach’s legs from behind during Schalke’s 1–0 loss to Hannover 96 on Saturday and now he’s been banned six matches for it.
Here’s the challenge in question…
The intent is blatantly obvious, but that doesn’t mean Huntelaar is willing to own up to it. From the BBC:
Huntelaar said: “I was completely perplexed with the red card because that challenge did not really look that hard and because I am not a hard player.”
“In my entire time in the Bundesliga I have only once been sent off and that with a double booking.”
Perhaps Huntelaar will use his time off to learn how to lie better and support his arguments with facts that are actually relevant.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.