For a moment you could admire Willington Smith for his hustle: He beat other players to a stray ball near midfield and attempted to boot it away. But then it got ugly, as a viral YouTube video (above) shows of the recent match in Peru between Smith's Allianza Universidad and Deportivo Municipal. Smith kept following through and planted a flying karate-style kick into the face of Omar Cuya.
Cuya can be seen in the clip falling backward to the turf and writhing on the ground.
Smith, from Brazil, was ejected and given a 14-game suspension, the Big Lead reported.
According to Peru.com, Allianza Universidad won the game short-handed, 1-0.
Think this kind of extreme collision never happens on the field? Think again.