DTotD: Portsmouth player sent off for hitting opponent in the crotch twice

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Oldham beat Portsmouth 1-0 on Saturday with the game's only goal coming in the 11th minute, but the strangest moment (of any match that day) came in the 50th minute when Pompey defender Sam Sodje was shown a red card for smacking scorer Jose Baxter in the crotch. Twice.

Why Sodje felt this was necessary is unclear. He appeared to be having words with Baxter when he hit him the first time. Baxter then covered his sensitive parts with one hand and pushed Sodje away with the other. Sodje approached him again, though, and hit him again in the same spot even harder than before.

After a bit of discussion, the referee showed Sodje a straight red. Sodje didn't argue it. Even more surprisingly, he didn't punch the official in the testicles either.

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

Video via 101gg

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