DTotD: Fred punches opponent in the back of the head, gets sent off


Remember Fred, the scapegoat for all of Brazil’s problems at the 2014 World Cup up until Neymar was murdered by Colombia? Well, he decided to release his pent-up frustration on the back of an opponent’s head during a cup tie between Fluminense and Atletico-PR.

While a teammate tied his shoe during preparations for a free kick, Fred viciously punched Paranaense defender Leo in the head, knocking him to the ground.

The referee showed Fred a red card (he also sent off Leo, for reasons that remain unclear) and Flu went on to lose 1–0. So that’s what Fred’s up to these days.

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

Thanks to Ryan Lloyd for the tip!