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!