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DTotD: Nigel De Jong is slightly less violent when playing against children

The Netherlands are based in Krakow, Poland for Euro 12, which is also where they opened Cruyff's Court with a friendly match against a group of children. Manager Bert van Marwijk risked an international incident before the tournament even begins by allowing Nigel De Jong to play against the kids, but thankfully Nigel took it relatively easy on them.

He did still man-handle one kid (30 seconds into the video) and yank the shirt of another kid who managed to beat him (1:00 in), but everyone presumably finished the game with their ankles and chest cavities in tact. A resounding success!

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

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