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Dirty Tackle

DTotD: Japanese defender tackles himself, opponent scores

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

A mere six minutes into Yokohama F. Marinos' J-League Cup match against Consadole Sapporo last week, defender Naoaki Aoyama took a tumble while running backwards to collect a ball in the middle of the pitch. This gave Sapporo striker Hideo Oshima a leisurely 1v1 against the keeper that resulted in a goal.

Sapporo ended up winning the group B match 2-1 and Aoyama learned that he should save the moonwalking for halftime.

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Update: To be fair to Aoyama, as this enhanced video from our friends at Bola nas Costas shows, it really wasn't his fault at all...

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