Dirty Tackle

DTotD: Argentine footballer banned six years for head kick in referee assault

Leandro Schiavi, younger brother of Boca Juniors defender Rolando Schiavi, has been given a six-year ban for his part in a vicious assault on the referee during a match between Club Jorge Newbery and Huracan earlier this month.

After Schiavi was booked a second time and sent off, he and several of his teammates attacked the referee, with Schiavi himself getting in the worse blow with a kick to the official's head. As a result of the incident, Schiavi and two of his teammates were given six-year bans while four others were given one-year bans.

This is why you have to be incredibly brave to be a referee in Argentina.

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

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