During an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Botswana, Burkina Faso defender Steeve Yago decided to utilize a highly effective method of defense: punching his opponent in the face. This approach succeeded in getting the Botswana player off the ball. It also got Yago a red card and a knockout, since his victim was carried off on a stretcher.
Burkina Faso won the match 2-1 as two other red cards were shown on the day.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.