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Villa defender posts photo proof of studs-up assault

Mar 3, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

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Alert: if you scroll down, you’ll catch a glimpse of a chest-wide wound.

Studs-up tackles deserve to be a thing of the past, and Aston Villa’s Nathan Baker will be wearing the proof across his trunk for a while.

Baker was the victim of a horrific tackle from Norwich City’s Alexander Tettey (pictured above) during Villa’s 4-1 defeat of the Canaries, with Tettey picking up a yellow card for the foul.

What’s worse? Baker wasn’t even sliding or on the ground. The 22-year-old defender posted this photo to Instagram before later taking it down.


Obviously the picture amplifies the sentiment, but how in the world can a tackle that high not see red? Ugh.

  1. digbysellers - Mar 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    It’s just a flesh wound

  2. crivasldnont - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Hey, it happened in the 2010 World Cup final. The only ones allowed should be the StudzUp team.

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