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Dirty Tackle

DTotD: Red card 16 seconds into match for crotch tackle

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Goal celebration goosing wasn't the only recent indignity in the Iranian league. Just 16 seconds into a match against Esteghlal, Mes Sarcheshmeh's Nader Fathollahi was shown a red card for his awkward challenge on Andranik Teymourian that involved using his crotch to take his opponent down.

Though that's certainly a quick end to the day for most footballers, it's not the quickest. Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Preston Edwards was sent off 10 seconds into a Conference South match just last season. Then there's the three-second red card of Non-League player David Pratt. So, compared to that Fathollahi had a long run-out.

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