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DTotD: Phil Scolari gets accosted by his celebrating players during press conference

With a 1-1 draw against Coritiba in the second leg of the final, Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil (3-1 aggregate score), their first major trophy since 1999. During manager Phil Scolari's post-match press conference, several of his jubilant players invaded what was a rather sedate question and answer session to bring the party to their boss.

You can see the fear in Scolari's eyes as the raucous players approach from the back of the room and he attempts to cover his head with a towel before they even reach him. His effort would prove futile, though, as the shouting footballers covered him with all sorts of liquids and who knows what else. After recovering from the sensory overload, shock and difficulty breathing, the soaked and stained Scolari retaliated by smacking one of them with a soiled towel.

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

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