Turkish Soccer Player Intentionally Kicks Opponent in the Face, Gets Charged With Attempted Manslaughter

Soccer player gets charged with attempted manslaughter after intentionally kicking an opponent in the face

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After receiving a red card for tackling an opponent with his legs, a Turkish soccer player went up to him while he was laying on the ground and brutally kicked him in the face.

You can see it all unfold by checking the video clip above, and Daily Sabah has the additional details:

After the game, Karakaş told the press that he blacked out due to the kick, and he could have died. He pressed charges against Değirmenci for 'attempted manslaughter'. ...

Even if the man delivering the kick was provoked, this was an extremely violent act that could have resulted in something far worse. There isn't really a strong precedent for players in professional sports leagues in the states getting charged for acts of violence on the field, so it'll be interesting to see how this situation ultimately plays out.

[via FTW]

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