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  • Indian footballer dies after goal celebration gone wrong

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle37 mins 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 Tackle19 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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  • Third-division Huesca celebrate Barcelona cup draw like they just won a trophy

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    You might think that getting drawn into near certain doom would be a solemn moment, but when Friday's Copa del Rey draw was announced and third-division club Huesca learned they would be going to the Camp Nou, they were ecstatic. The players for the Segunda Division B side jumped on tables and sang songs upon hearing the news that they would have the chance to play at one of the world's greatest cathedrals of football.

    This will mark the first time that the two clubs face each other. The first leg will be played at Huesca's El Alcoraz Stadium on December 3 and the second on December 17 at the Camp Nou.

    Let this serve as a reminder that not everything is about winning or losing and the true joy of the game is really just the game itself. As long as you don't get bitten by Luis Suarez. 

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  • Links! And Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla as Arsenal's greatest commentators!

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    All the stuff being covered outside the unfriendly confines of the award-winning Dirty Tackle...

    What do you get when you have two players whose first language isn't English commentate on a match in which they played? Verbal gold. [Arsenal YouTube]

    Former DT contributor Brian Phillips assesses 10 years of Lionel Messi. [Grantland]

    This is an excellent perspective on the controversy surrounding convicted rapist Ched Evans possibly returning to Sheffield United after two years in prison. [The Football Ramble]

    Gary Neville interviews Jose Mourinho. [Telegraph]

    Polish fans hang around after match to applaud Scotland's supporters. [Project Babb]

    Kilpin and the Anglicization of Rossoneri. [IBWM]

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