This lulzy incident comes from yesterday’s rainy La Liga goalfest between Real Sociedad and Sporting Gijón. Sociedad thumped Sporting 5-1, but Sporting’s Alex Gálvez earned a measure of revenge by taking out Sociedad’s Carlos “The Hyena” Vela (remember him, Gooners?) and the linesman with a single tackle. I’m not sure Alex received a yellow card for this play, but he did finish the match with a yellow, regardless.
As diehard USA fans, we approve of Mexican players being slide-tackled into linesman whenever possible, but we’re glad this linesman survived the incident without injury.