DTotD: Iranian footballer scales fence to attack heckler in the stands

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Usually it's footballers who have to worry about fans invading the pitch to attack them, but in Iran, footballers climb into the stands to attack you. Details are scarce, but a match in Iran was interrupted when a player sprinted towards a large fence separating the field from the stands, scaled it with ease, and then physically attacked what appears to be one of the only people in attendance.

Apparently the fan had been heckling the player and the player had enough of it. His teammates went over the fence after him, but by the time they did, the player was able to make his heckler regret whatever he said. Something to keep in mind the next time you feel the desire to shout abuse at an athlete. Especially if they're the only person there.

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