DTotD: Manager trips opposing player during match in Argentina


Pablo Martel, manager of Union de Santiago, decided to take matters into his own feet during a match against Comercio in the Argentine fourth division after a hard foul on one of his players. The referee let play continue, though, and as the Comercio player dribbled down the touchline, Martel came out of his technical area and kicked his legs out from under him.

This led to a standoff between the two managers and the police had to intervene, but cooler heads prevailed. But the referee did act this time, sending Martel off for his vigilantism.

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