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Video: On Loan Spurs midfielder red carded for kicking opponent in the face

How’s this for a painful challenge?

Kevin-Prince Boateng, the German midfielder who was loaned to Borussia Dortmund by Tottenham in the January transfer window, has caused a big fuss in the Bundesliga this week.

Trailing 3-0 to league leaders Wolfsburg on Tuesday, Boateng put in a nasty studs-to-the-face challenge. He was immediately sent off for the challenge, and actually had the audacity to question the referee’s decision.

Opponent/ victim Makoto Hasebe needed seven stitches in his face after the incident, and Bild are now referring to the high-kicking midfielder as ‘RAMBOateng’. Hilarious stuff.

Boateng is unlikely to play for Dortmund again, but incredibly, he will escape punishment for having the middle name ‘Prince’.

[Bild, and a tip of the cap to DT for finding a video of the incident with a lively doo-wop soundtrack]


2 responses so far
  • Herbert // May 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Fair tackle… let’s bring KP back to the Lane. One way of sorting out Fabregas!!

  • kev // May 15, 2009 at 9:16 am

    he was going for the ball and the defender was a dwarf what do you expect

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