Early in Botafogo's 3-0 win over Bahia on Saturday, Bahia striker Rodrigo Suazo connected with a swinging forearm to Botafogo defender Antonio Carlos' face. After quickly getting up from the blow, Antonio Carlos was understandably angry about it, but was kept away from his attacker by the referee.
Once things calmed down and the referee summoned Antonio Carlos back from wandering off, both face smasher and face smashee were shown yellow cards. Antonio Carlos was confused and upset by this, while Suazo refrained from swinging his arm into the referee's face too.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.