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Footballing Karate Assault

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All those that thought the Barcelona – Real Madrid Champions League game of shame represented a new nadir for football, prepare to think again.

A recent match in the Kazakhstan second division between FC Kairat and Lokomotiv was witness to one of the most brutal assaults by a player upon a fellow professional.

Deep into injury time, with Kairat 3-2 up, a bout of handbags broke out between the two sets of players and officials (think the half-time brawl at the Bernabeu). And then out of nowhere Kairat benchwarmer Armand Masimzhanov administered a sinister flying kick on the Lokomotiv player Radmir Muksinova.

Although, Masimzhanov’s kick might have won plaudits in karate circles, Kazakh football officials were suitably unimpressed, banning him for life.



If there has been worse, then it's this:



Oh and who can forget Kevin Muscat trying to make it look like a tackle?



Of course Eric Cantona wouldn't discriminate between players and fans



And finally the Ol' attempted neck break.

(Images: Rex)

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