Normally known for his speed and acrobatic goal celebrations, Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can now add "vicious impressions of Nigel De Jong at the 2010 World Cup final" to his list of skills. With his side losing 1-0 to Hamburg, Aubameyang did a near identical recreation of De Jong's famous kick to Xabi Alonso's chest in the middle of the pitch, except Aubameyang took it a step further and put his foot in Tolgay-Ali Arslan's face.
Keeping the comparison going, the referee only showed Aubameyang a yellow card for the brutal foul. Thankfully, Arslan was able to play on and HSV got their revenge by scoring two more goals and beating the club 13 spots ahead of them in the table 3-0.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
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- Sports & Recreation
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Nigel De Jong
- Borussia Dortmund