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DTotD: Cruz Azul’s Emanuel Villa sent off for headbutt, apologizes on Twitter

Brooks Peck
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Cruz Azul's Emanuel Villa is apparently on a mission to recreate all the most famous moments from World Cup history that he probably shouldn't. In January, he scored a goal with his hand against Atlante and now he's keeping the trend of Zidane-like headbutts to the chest alive with this effort against Puebla on Sunday.

Villa was sent off for the off the ball attack on Jonathan Lacerda, but after the match, he apologized for hurting his team via his Twitter account (another ongoing trend among footballers, it seems) and claimed that he only did it because Lacerda slapped him first.

The match ended 1-1, with Villa scored Cruz Azul's only goal (DaMarcus Beasley scored Puebla's).

Thanks to Marcell for the tip!

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