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DTotD: Israeli Police officer brings down pitch invader with two-footed tackle

Ryan Bailey
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The world would truly be a better place if more police officers apprehended criminals with two-footed slide tackles.

During Maccabi Haifa's 2-1 victory over Beitar Jerusalem, play had to be stopped with ten minutes remaining when a moron at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium decided to show everyone how nice his baggy tank top was.

Rather than bring him down with the traditional grab of the shoulder or linebacker-style hit, a quick-thinking policeman in pursuit used the good ol' two-footed slide from behind. It probably should have earned a straight red card, but it did the job.

Elsewhere in pitch invader assaults this week, a linesman in Trinidad beat seven shades out of a bare-footed assailant during a match between Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College...

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

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