DTotD: Turkish player tackles opponent, then viciously kicks him in the head


With only a few days left in December, an amateur footballer in Turkey is making a bid for the nastiest display in a match this year with this vile tackle and head kick combo.

He starts by sweeping his opponent’s legs from behind — and that alone was enough for the referee to show him a red card. Perhaps realizing that he had nothing left to lose, he then went 50 steps further and savagely kicked his downed opponent in the head.

According to the Daily Mail, the victim needed nine stitches to his lip, but other than that was OK. Which is pretty amazing.

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