The referee for the Paulista derby between Palmeiras and Corinthians dealt out a harsh form of punishment early in the match. Two minutes after showing Palmeiras midfielder Jorge Valdivia a yellow card, the ref was looking in the opposite direction as he ran towards the player, resulting in a clash of heads that sent the unsuspecting Valdivia to the ground.
The Chilean international was able to continue, but from that point on he knew who was boss.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
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