Honduras League Star Gets Red Card for Highly Bizarre Tackle: Video

Honduras League Star Gets Red Card for Highly Bizarre Tackle: Video

Ero Samson
September 18, 2023 at 3:45 PM
  • CD Marathon hosted Olimpia in match round eight of the Honduras Liga Nacional Apertura
  • Title favourites CD Olimpia laboured to a one-nil away victory
  • A CD Marathon defender stole the headlines with a bizarre two-footed tackle

CD Marathon defender, Andre Orellana grabbed the headlines after he was shown a red card for his horrible two-footed tackle in his side's defeat against CD Olimpia.

The tie between both teams, which was closely contested, required an 84th-minute strike from forward Kevin Lopez to secure the victory for the away side on the night.

CD Marathon, Andre Orellana, CD Olimpia, Red Card
CD Marathon defender Andre Orellana was sent off following a bizarre tackle. Image: @radiohrn.
Source: Twitter

However, despite the enthralling football spectators were treated to on the night, it was the highly dangerous tackle of 21-year-old fullback Orellana that dominated the headlines.

Orellana's dangerous tackle

According to reports from Sport Bible, the fullback was sent off after he wiped out two players, Carlos Pineda and German Mejia, with an unexpected two-footed challenge.

The tackle, which came barely minutes from the 90, left the referee with no choice but to send the young defender off.

Orellana spoke about his red card at the end of the game with media outlet DIEZ.

"The truth is I was wrong and I apologise to everyone, you are human and you learn from mistakes.
"I think it was a play where the momentum and courage for the game overcame me, it is not correct at all."

The defender also spoke about apologising to his opponent Meija, who was on the receiving end of his bizarre tackle.

"Germán Mejía told me that nothing was happening, that he loves me and that I was part of the game, that I should not lose my DNA and that I should continue working, that I have a lot to continue growing."

Fans who saw the tackle took to social platform X to air their reactions:

@emman0147 posted:

'OMG 😳😭'

@mondaylee wrote:

'Man completely took out two players! 😫 Give him two straight red cards at least. One for each of the players he took out!'

@C_DA08 reacted:

'Omg. Killing two birds with one stone is real…'

@Engr_ashile posted:

'Give this guy 2 red cards and 16 blows 3 slaps'

Van Dijk charged for red card reaction

In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Liverpool's captain, Virgil Van Dijk, was charged with acting in an improper manner after he was sent off at Newcastle.

Van Dijk was shown a red card following his foul on Newcastle's Alexander Isak in the first half of Liverpool's 2-1 victory at St James' Park.

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