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Villa defender posts photo proof of studs-up assault


© Reuters

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.


© twitter/Nathan Baker

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

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