Botoșani drew 2-2 with Gaz Metan in the Romanian Liga I on Thursday afternoon, but the game was marred by a horrific injury.
Around five minutes after he had given the visitors a 1-0 lead, Gaz Metan striker Dan Roman went on another run towards goal. Just before he reached the penalty box, however, he was brought down with a clumsy lunge from Botoșani centre-back Ciprian Dinu.
Most players then proceeded to put their hands on their heads in disbelief as they saw Roman's right foot was pointing in a direction it was not supposed to. The referee initially gave Dinu a yellow card, but upon inspecting the damage, upgraded the punishment to a sending off.
Roman suffered a double fracture of the tibia and fibula and according to Romanian site Pro Sport, he will be out for between ten and twelve months.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
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- Ciprian Dinu