This weekend was a bad one for potentially career ending tackles with Ryan Shawcross’s foul on Aaron Ramsey getting top billing but this image below shows that over in Germany they are not against pulling off karate kick moves on opponents. Thanks to Dirty Tackle for bringing this to our attention. A round of applause for the first person to find video evidence of this poorly timed challenge!
For the record, and it may or may not be relevant to anyone. This footballing assault took place in Bundesliga 2, when Koblenz keeper Dieter Paucken decided to get up close and personal with Augsburgs striker Michael Thurk who may well have a career as the lead in The Phantom of the Opera after this frighteningly violent attack.