To be fair, it seems he did get the (ahem) ball.
Honduran left-back Emilio Izaguirre showed his commitment to winning a duel in a manner which would make men all over the world relate to his victim, Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell, in the 1-1 draw between the two nations in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying.
As the ball fell to the ground and Campbell attempted to shield the ball, Izaguirre decided to challenge for it through a most unorthodox tackle – certainly would have left the forward with a ‘stinging’ pain.
Izaguirre, who plays for Celtic, certainly seems to have learned a few tricks from the Old Firm Derby – applied with devastating effect for sure.
Viewer discretion advised – The video clip below contains sensitive material which may prove hilarious or very, very painful:
Emilio Izaguirre es un vulgar pic.twitter.com/IybpMNbJa0
— TDMás (@tdmas_cr) March 28, 2017