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DTotD: Thierry Henry gets one-match ban for headbutt on Kei Kamara

Brooks Peck
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Thierry Henry was given a one-match ban for headbutting Sporting KC's Kei Kamara during the New York Red Bulls' 2-0 loss on Wednesday. Henry ran towards Kamara as New York set up for a corner kick in the 93rd minute, causing a clash of heads between the two players. Both went down holding their heads, but Henry was not booked for the incident.

After the match, Kamara tweeted, "WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN ONE OF YOUR IDOLS DO YOU WRONG / DISAPPOINTS YOU? :(" He was either referring to the Henry or he had watched a recent Robert De Niro film earlier in the day.

MLS's disciplinary committee decided that Henry "endangered the safety" of Kamara though, resulting in the suspension and fine. Henry will serve his ban during New York's trip to New England on Saturday, which is a match he usually skips anyway due to his dislike of artificial turf.

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

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