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What do you get when you combine a vicious tackle with a soccer player who has a nasty temper and a love for professional wrestling? You get a badass soccer body slam, that’s what.
On Saturday, during a match between Worcester City and Stockport County in England’s fifth tier Conference Premier League—so, the soccer equivalent of the Arizona Fall League—Stockport’s Charlie Russell took out Worcester’s Shab Khan with a vicious, late, and completely unnecessary foul. Russell came in behind Khan near the sideline and kicked the guy’s legs right out from under him, sending him crashing to the ground.
In response, Khan—apparently a big fan of Hammurabi—picked up Russell and body slammed him.
Take a look:
Now, in case you were wondering, yes, body slams are technically illegal in soccer. So Khan got ejected for this. But I have to think Khan and Worcester City fans thought it was totally worth it—especially since they wound up winning 2-0.
That said, kids, do not try this at home. They’ll probably kick you out of your league, and you might have to go to counselling.
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