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And finally… head high tackle gets 14 game ban

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Imagine a tackle so bad that the player gets a 14-game suspension. Brazil’s Smith almost decapitates an opponent at a Peruvian match between Alianza Universidad and Deportivo Municipal. Is he just angry at having the dullest name in samba history?

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