DTotD: Referee stands his ground after taking vicious kick

During an amateur match in Italy that appears to have been played atop all the mud in the known universe, the referee decided to show a player for Castel San Niccolo a red card. As the referee turned to walk away, the ejected player initially laughed off the decision, but then decided to act like a crazy person and savagely kicked the ref in the back of the legs.

The ref, however, absorbed the blow and remained on his feet, staring down the player like some kind of officiating Terminator. This incensed the player, who had to be carried away in hilarious fashion by a larger teammate while the ref maintained his cold as ice demeanor. An impressive display of power and restraint.

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

Video via 101GG


  1. Mark Simon says:

    And then the rest of the clip was how badly Fortis Arezzo whupped on them with a man down, or were they already down 1 or 2 when #11 lost it?

    So, how many games suspension was THAT good for? I can picture the guy in the backyard with his grandson and officials stepping in … “YOU, step away from the toddler!”

  2. bert says:

    That ref should give out lessons on how not to dive and flop like a speared fish. One tough dude and one of the Dirtiest TotD.

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