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DTotD: Russian striker delivers brutal kick to the stomach in Estonian league match

Esiliiga side FC Puuma Tallinn have lost their last seven matches, and are on course for a drop down to the third tier of the Estonian league system.

Puuma's Russian striker Yaroslav Dmitriev did nothing to help the cause by earning a red card in their recent game with Rakvere Tarvas. When an opponent made some reasonably legitimate contact while challenging for the ball, Dmitriev took exception to the invasion of his personal space and swung a powerful kick into his stomach.

Perhaps the man in yellow had irritated him earlier in the match, or perhaps he had been waiting for an opportunity to show off a sweet move he learned from the Mortal Kombat movie, which probably just came out in Estonia a few weeks ago. Either way, just to make his violent intent crystal clear for the referee, Dmitriev then kicked the ball at the man he felled.

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

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