Horrendous tackle to the face nets player 14-game ban

The Peruvian Football Federation has banned a player for 14 matches following a reckless, high kick to the face of an opponent. Willigton Smith of second tier club Alianza Huanuco wildly followed through on this tackle, or clearance, or whatever he was going for, and struck the face of Deportivo player Omar Cuya, who was knocked out cold.

"Y boom," indeed.


Andre Santos is, well, still busy being Andre Santos.

The Arsenal man who was sent out on loan to Brazilian side Gremio (to huge sighs of relief by the Gunner faithful) missed the decisive penalty in a Campeonato Gaucho semifinal against Juventude by a lot. That ball still hasn’t come back down.

Some thought maybe Santos just needed a change of scenery to turn his form around. By the looks of it, maybe he should just look for a different profession instead.