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Dirty Tackle

Nigeria’s keeper tried to lift the referee up on his shoulders after AFCON win

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Winning the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1994, Nigeria were obviously eager to celebrate after beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final. In fact, Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was so eager to celebrate that as soon as the referee took the ball from him and blew the final whistle, he tried to jam his head between the official's legs and lift him up on his shoulders. But it didn't quite work.

The ref remained surprisingly composed as this happened and Enyeama quickly moved on once he figured out that it wasn't going to happen.

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