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DTotD: Atletico-MG’s Rever delivers a vicious forearm to Flamengo player’s head, pretends he got hit too

Brooks Peck
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Ronaldinho's first visit to Flamengo since he left the club on bitter terms turned nasty in the second half. Flamengo were leading Atletico-MG 2-1 in the 70th minute when Atletico defender Rever whipped around and smashed Flamengo's Victor Caceres across (full-speed replay at 1:06 into the video). And when Caceres fell to the ground, Rever also went down holding his face.

Caceres was shown a yellow card, Rever was sent off and Atletico's Jo was also booked for shoving Marcos Gonzalez. Flamengo held on the for 2-1 win and the 30,000 whistles every time he touched the ball kept Ronaldinho quiet. Rever, meanwhile, should be in line for a ban or a switch to UFC.

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

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