DTotD Classic: Man City’s Trevor Francis headbutts Billy Wright

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

From a match between Man City and Everton in March of 1982 we have former England striker Trevor Francis lunging foot-first into legendary Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall. After Southall "took it in the face," as Martin Tyler says without so much as a giggle, his teammates came to his defense and surrounded Francis, who took a shove to the chest and then reacted by headbutting Billy Wright in the face.

Francis was sent off for all of this, even though he proved that headbutts have been a part of football since long before Zidane and Gattuso made it fashionable.