Wearing riot gear will not protect you from a studs-up tackle, as one Argentine police officer found out while standing pitchside at a match between Argentinos Juniors and first-place Gimnasia La Plata. The cop calmly stood there an watched the Gimnasia player slide right into him. Normally a challenge like that would get you arrested instead of a yellow card, but the officer just helped him up instead.
Anyway, if the riot shield had been used properly, this could have all been avoided.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
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