DTotD: Player sent off for cynical challenge on football playing BBQ sauce bottle mascot


Central Coast Mariners held a testimonial for retiring captain John Hutchinson and the match included a mascot dressed as a BBQ sauce bottle, because why the hell not?

The sauce bottle weaved its way through a group of players loitering around the middle of the pitch to set itself up for a clear shot on goal, but Brent Griffiths cut the bottle down with a vicious tackle from behind. This earned Griffiths a red card. In a testimonial. Against a sauce bottle.

The match also included a ball boy in goal at one point and ended 12–5 in favor of Hutchinson’s team. The main takeaway from all of this, however, is that the world needs more footballing BBQ sauce bottles.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.

Video via The Mirror