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  • Angry Real Madrid fan tries to stop Alvaro Morata's car outside training complex

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    An irate middle-aged man stepped in front of 21-year-old Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata's car outside the club's Valdebebas training complex. Forgetting that he isn't Superman, the guy made the bizarre decision to try and stop Morata's car with his bare hands because he was angry that the players weren't stopping to sign autographs for the fans gathered in the area.

    A security guard ushered the man off to the side, but he kept on yelling even after Morata drove off. As you can see, this is not the best way to attempt to get an autograph.

    From Morata's perspective, imagine how weird it would be to have fans your father's age jumping in front of your car and yelling "either you stop or you hit me." Football can be weird sometimes. 

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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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  • John Terry is The Referee Whisperer

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    Swansea defender Chico Flores was sent off in the 16th minute after getting booked twice in quick succession for poor challenges on Willian and Andre Schurrle, helping Chelsea to a 1-0 win they desperately needed to keep pace with Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

    Through this incident Chelsea captain John Terry discovered that he has a gift. One that has nothing to do with sticking any of his body parts inside a box.

    From the Guardian:

    Asked about his part in the Flores incident, Terry said: "I just said, 'It's a second yellow for me'. He gave him one a couple minutes before on the halfway line and that one just outside the box is probably even more a yellow than the other one. Fair play to Phil [Dowd], the ref, it was a big decision to make and I thought he made the right one and credit goes to him for that."

    Yes, John Terry is apparently The Referee Whisperer. Though Phil Dowd could have reached the same conclusion regardless of Terry's trusted and totally unbiased opinion, perhaps the veteran defender has stumbled upon a mystical talent that allows him to subtly influence the minds of match officials with his words.

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