Roma deny Francesco Totti a final appearance in the Champions League, Totti not amused

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Francesco Totti’s final season is off to a less than ideal start. Porto beat Roma 4-1 on aggregate in Champions League qualifying and Totti didn’t make it off the bench in either leg of the tie. During the final minutes of the second leg, with Roma down to nine men after red cards to Daniele De Rossi and Emerson in the first hour of play, Totti’s displeasure with his status as an unused substitute was evident as he stopped warming up and leaned on corner flag, staring daggers at the pitch.

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DTotD: Gervinho is stomping on people in the Chinese Super League

Gervinho now plays for Hebei China Fortune and he’s making his mark there — namely on the crotches of his opponents. With his side down 1-0 in the 82nd minute, Gervinho had the ball taken off him and then tried to get it back by stomping on the genitals of his downed opponent. His tactic worked, but it also get him sent off. His team went on to lose.

But hey, now he knows you can’t do that in the Chinese Super League, either.

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

German player apologizes for reminding Brazil of the “7-1” after Olympic final

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In the immediate aftermath of Neymar/Brazil beating Germany on penalties in the men’s Olympic final, Robert Bauer held up seven fingers as he walked off the pitch in reference to Germany’s 7-1 win against Brazil at the 2014 World Cup. Naturally, the Brazilian crowd did not appreciate this reminder of the national shame that their first ever Olympic gold in football can’t make up for, but it wasn’t Germany’s only reference to it, either.

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