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DTotD: Referee bloodied by ball to the mouth during Milan-Bologna match

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Referee Mauro Bergonzi had to halt Friday's match between Milan and Bologna in the first half so he could get treatment for a bloody mouth. Bergonzi was in the wrong place at the wrong time when Riccardo Montolivo and Diego Perez both reached the ball at the same time, causing it to squirt up into Bergonzi's face.

After sopping up the blood and drinking some water, Bergonzi was able to continue.

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(Reuters)

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

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