DTotD: Newcastle’s Massadio Haidara kicks opponent in the ribs during a friendly

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cWWU4BKeLGo

Newcastle claimed a 1–0 victory in their friendly against USL (the third division in the U.S.) club Sacramento Republic thanks to an own goal. They also provided a sideshow to the nearby California State Fair in the process.

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French defender Massadio Haidara was shown a straight red in the 65th minute for a flying kick into a Sacramento player’s ribs. And it’s probably not a good sign that Steve McClaren is already throwing water bottles.

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