With the Netherlands in town for a friendly on Wednesday, Uruguay's Diego Lugano decided that there would be no better time to do his best Nigel De Jong impression. He chose Robin van Persie to be his unknowing partner in the demonstration and appeared to totally ignore the ball as he lunged at Robin's ankles with both feet.
The most amazing part, however, is that none of the officials saw it, so Lugano wasn't even booked for this.
Though van Persie played on, it's debatable whether you could say he proved to be OK. The match ended 1-1, so they decided to finish with a penalty shootout even though, again, it was only a friendly. And in that shootout, van Persie blasted his attempt well over the crossbar. So it seems Lugano's tackle might have crossed some wires in his feet.
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- Diego Lugano
- Robin van Persie