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Video: Bolivian footballer gets sent off, delivers brutal flying head kick

Some more atrocious sporting violence from South America

Maybe it’s the altitude, or maybe it’s the mysterious inflatable tunnels that mysteriously lead into the ground, but something is riling up the blood of Bolivian footballers.

Blooming’s Sergio Jauregui was sent off in Sunday’s league match with Oriente Petrolero for his pushy retaliation to a perceived foul. This wasn’t all that Medina had stored up in his ‘hurt locker’ though, as he proceeded to deliver a brutal flying kung fu kick to the face of his enemy, leaving him unconscious.

Could you imagine the media outrage if this kind of thing happened in Europe? It would be, er, outrageous.

Spoiler bonus: More violent fun from Bolivia here and here

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2 responses so far
  • Silvia // August 25, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    They’re a bit violent…

    I can’t imagine this could happen in Europe… Wait, I don’t need to imagine, I saw it on TV: a brazillian player called Pepe did sth like that… ¬¬

  • Andres // August 26, 2009 at 4:21 am

    It’s not the altitude, research the facts first. That game was played in Santa Cruz. 300 m above sea level

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