Soccer Player Throws Up an MMA-Style Kick to His Opponent’s Face (Video)


Fortunately, no real harm came of this kick, but it’s still a pretty amazing thing to watch.

Rodrigo Baldasso da Costa of Brazilian club Vasco da Gama went up against Malcolm of Corinthians on a challenge and decided that the best way to play the ball would be to kick Malcolm right in the face with his cleats. Fortunately, Malcolm was no worse for wear on the play, but Rodrigo understandably was dealt a red card for such a reckless play.


There are lots of ways this could have gone bad, and fortunately, none of them were realized, but I’m guessing Malcolm might still have some cleat marks on his forehead.

Chalk this one up to bad sportsmanship on Rodrigo’s end and good luck on Malcolm’s for not getting concussed or worse.

Hat Tip – [101GreatGoals]

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