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DTotD: Footballer gives opponent a rectal exam during Saudi Premier League match

Brooks Peck
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Former PSG midfielder Modeste M'bami got away with goosing Al Nassr's Khaled Al-Zaylai during a Saudi Premier League match. The act was a similar but malicious version of a goal celebration that got a pair of teammates on Iranian side Persepolis banned in 2011.

In the 50th minute of a match between M'bami's Ittihad and Al Nassr, Al-Zaylai was tripped from behind and fell on the ball. Ex-Camerooon international M'bami was eager to get his opponent away from the ball, so as the ref blew his whistle for the foul, M'bami jammed his hand up Al-Zaylai's backside as if he was trying to use the Saudi midfielder as a ventriloquist's dummy. Though Al-Zaylai clearly didn't appreciate this, he remained surprisingly calm and didn't retaliate as play continued.

As inappropriate as this was, it could prove to be an effective way to get players faking injuries up off the ground rather quick.

Video via 101gg

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