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  • Indian footballer dies after goal celebration gone wrong

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle3 hrs ago

    An acrobatic goal celebration gone wrong ended up costing 23-year-old Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala his life on Sunday. The incident occurred the previous Tuesday after Biaksangzuala scored a 62nd-minute equalizer during a third-division Mizoram Premier League match. The player celebrated his goal with two handsprings, but landed wrong on the second. He was left unconcsious on the pitch as his teammates called for help.

    There is video of the incident, but we will not be showing it here.

    From Reuters:

     The league posted a tribute to Biaksangzuala on its Facebook page. It concluded:

     

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  • Dundee FC player celebrates goal with Randy Orton's RKO outta nowhere

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle22 hrs ago

    The Internet seeped into a Scottish Premier League match between Dundee FC and Motherwell when the home side's Gary Harkins celebrated his goal by giving teammate Jim McAlister an "RKO outta nowhere." The signature move from WWE wrester Randy Orton has become the Vine meme of the hour, so Harkins did it in real life and Dundee's YouTube channel took it to the next level by adding the appropriate WWE commentary.

    Here's a compilation of the RKO vines that inspired Harkins.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • Everything you need to know about Southampton's debonair goal collector Graziano Pelle

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Graziano Pelle scored twice in Southampton's 8-0 win over Sunderland, giving him six goals in just eight Premier League appearances. The 29-year-old Italian has already been named Player of the Month for September and is now behind just Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa in scoring at the start of his first season in the league. And all while looking like the head butler for the world's richest hipster. So who is Graziano Pelle? Here's everything you need to know about him.

    -As a child, he split his time between playing football and ballroom dancing. From The Mirror:

    -Despite his preference for football, he and his sister won the Italian Latin American dance title when he was 11 years old. His young coach believes his skill on the dance floor helped him on the pitch, but it took time for it all to come together.

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