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Dirty Tackle

Footballer hugs referee after his team scores winning goal

Dirty Tackle

The euphoria of a late winner can be overwhelming for a footballer and for Toledo's Encinas, it manifested itself in a surprise hug for the referee.

Toledo and Rayo Vallecano B were even at 1-1 late into their Segunda Division B -- Group 1 match when David Sanz headed in a corner kick to give his side the win. Encinas responded by giving a hug to the nearest person he could find, who just happened to be the referee. And the official responded by recoiling like he didn't want to catch cooties (or a match fixing investigation).

It may have been an inappropriate move from Encinas, but it's certainly better than attacking the ref with a hailstorm of punches.

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