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DTotD: Gerardo Bedoya earns 41st career red card then stamps on opponent’s face

Ryan Bailey
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Independiente Santa Fe midfielder Gerardo Bedoya is no stranger to taking an early bath, and picked up his 41st career red card in Saturday's Bogota derby with Millonarios for elbowing Yhonny Ramirez. The excessively aggressive Colombian wasn't done with his assault though — after seeing red, the 36-year-old went over to the midfielder he had floored seconds earlier and stamped on his forehead. Despite committing these two inexplicably violent acts, Bedoya still felt it appropriate to argue his case with the ref as he was bear-hugged away from the field by a colleague.

For committing 'violent conduct against an adversary in an incident off the ball', the league's governing body has issued Bedoya with a fifteen match ban and a fine of just over 1.2m Colombian pesos (approximately $5,000).

Since his contract is set to expire at the end of this season, he will now only be able to play for Santa Fe if they make the championship finals. (But as last year's champions and a firm favorite in this campaign, it looks likely that Bedoya will get a second bite of the physical assault apple.)

If you thought the stamp looks a little light on the video, this is what Ramirez's face looked like afterwards:

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

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