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DTotD: Iranian youth team coach brawls with referee

Ryan Bailey
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While most European managers attack referees after the final whistle with their sharp tongues, a youth coach in Tehran chose the more direct approach of using his fists.

Earlier this week, the man officiating a tie between two Iranian youth teams irked one of the coaches with a few contentious decisions. The tiny manager—seen in the video above in the tiny green shirt—started a verbal slanging match and was duly sent off.

His temper hadn't settled by full-time, as he stormed back onto the pitch to confront the ref, who immediately reacted by shoving his angry assailant. This started a Peter Griffin and the Chicken-style brawl, which carried on off the pitch, down the tunnel and under the stands...

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(101GG.com)

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This is how the referee looked once the action had died down...

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(101GG.com)

(101GG.com)

Unsurprisingly, the angry little man was arrested, but the folks at 101GG believe he has since been released from prison.

Previously in Iranian DTotDs: the teammates sent off for fighting each other and the player who scaled a fence to attack a heckler.

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

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