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28th Jun '17 8:11:12 PM igordebraga
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* Still on soccer, we have Brazilian defender Júnior Baiano. He reached memetic levels for his violent, reckless tackles. In the early nineties. Before internet was popular.

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* Still on soccer, we have Brazilian defender [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8x5sRGn3k4 Júnior Baiano.Baiano]]. He reached memetic levels for his violent, reckless tackles. In the early nineties. Before internet was popular.
25th Jun '17 1:03:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''FridayNightLights'' is full of these; in one case Riggins is shown having bloody gashes on his neck stitched up midgame, the implication being that an opponent tried to claw his jugular open.

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* ''FridayNightLights'' ''Series/FridayNightLights'' is full of these; in one case Riggins is shown having bloody gashes on his neck stitched up midgame, the implication being that an opponent tried to claw his jugular open.
17th Jun '17 10:38:30 AM nombretomado
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* Given [[RugbyIsSlaughter its reputation]], it should come as no surprise that RugbyUnion has its share of RealLife examples.

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* Given [[RugbyIsSlaughter its reputation]], it should come as no surprise that RugbyUnion UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion has its share of RealLife examples.
14th Jun '17 7:41:17 AM SolidSonicTH
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* From [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock's own page]], there was his unprecedented 10 chair shots in a row to Wrestling/MickFoley.

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* From [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock's own page]], there was his unprecedented 10 chair shots in a row to Wrestling/MickFoley.Wrestling/MickFoley's damn head while the man was handcuffed (normally to take a chair to the head you throw your hands up to soften the blow, none of that here).
11th Jun '17 1:30:51 PM nombretomado
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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on Website/{{Twitter}}, made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' into Trending Topics.

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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on Website/{{Twitter}}, made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' into Trending Topics.
22nd May '17 9:36:04 AM igordebraga
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Franchise/MortalKombat FINISH]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01FaE7ICDsk#t=38s HIM!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Franchise/MortalKombat FINISH]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01FaE7ICDsk#t=38s com/watch?v=3GZdWGGW8gM HIM!]]]]



* In the NBA, Bruce Bowen was notorious for being the league's dirtiest player after the rules were cleaned up and more anti-defense following the Jordan Era.

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* In the NBA, Bruce Bowen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edb6bz_C9ms Bruce]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THGJJHln4Co Bowen]] was notorious for being the league's dirtiest player after the rules were cleaned up and more anti-defense following the Jordan Era.



** And of course, the actual fistfights, which happen quite often, and in fact, are considered a major part of the game (hence the old joke, "I went to a fistfight an a hockey game broke out"). The penalty for a fight is five minutes, which applies to both players. It's rather telling that there's a specific penalty called just for "fighting" (for which the offending player gets [[Music/FiveForFighting five minutes in the penalty box]]) as opposed to other sports that would charge players openly fighting with violating more generalized personal misconduct rules.

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** And of course, the actual fistfights, which happen quite often, and in fact, are considered a major part of the game (hence the old joke, "I went to a fistfight an and a hockey game broke out"). The penalty for a fight is five minutes, which applies to both players. It's rather telling that there's a specific penalty called just for "fighting" (for which the offending player gets [[Music/FiveForFighting five minutes in the penalty box]]) as opposed to other sports that would charge players openly fighting with violating more generalized personal misconduct rules.
19th May '17 11:25:55 PM nombretomado
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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on {{Twitter}}, made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' into Trending Topics.

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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on {{Twitter}}, Website/{{Twitter}}, made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' into Trending Topics.
14th May '17 1:42:56 PM CorporalPie
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** This is also a more serious threat than one might imagine; volleyball is a non-contact sport and has a less-than-tough reputation, but top female volleyball players can spike the ball at about 100 kilometres per hour, and top male players at almost 130. A punch from a volleyball player is no joke.
24th Mar '17 8:44:54 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight on a game that on {{Twitter}}, inspired ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' to be Trending Topics.

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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight on a of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on {{Twitter}}, inspired made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' to be into Trending Topics.



* The Liverpool-Manchester United derby isn't quite as violent, but it lacks the MoralityChain of shared family ties that the Merseyside Derby has and is the footballing equivalent of ItsPersonal on the grounds that United and Liverpool are the two most successful teams in English history and the rivalry between the two cities is older than the clubs, going back most of two hundred years to the Industrial Revolution. Fans usually end up taunting one another with the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 (which essentially destroyed the legendary 'Busby Babes' United side) and the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster of 1989 (which over-crowding aggravated by police incompetence killed 96 Liverpool fans and led to the Taylor Report which enforced all seater stadia and banned fencing around fans. The youngest victim, 10 year old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the cousin of legendary future Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard), while notable on-pitch incidents have included racial abuse by [[TokenEvilTeamMate Luis Suarez]] against Patrice Evra and John Arne-Riise absolutely destroying Alan Smith's leg in such a way as to sideline him for eight months (and frankly, Smith was never quite the same afterwards), which, unbelievably, was actually ''by accident'' [[note]] Riise took a free-kick and had a left foot that regularly did passable impersonations of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Mjolnir]]. Poor old Smith was in the way. [[/note]]. It should be noted that both of these happened in the last ten years. It should also be noted that the fans are generally worse than the players.

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* The Liverpool-Manchester United derby isn't quite as violent, but it lacks the MoralityChain of shared family ties that the Merseyside Derby has and is the footballing equivalent of ItsPersonal on the grounds that United and Liverpool are the two most successful teams in English history and the rivalry between the two cities is older than the clubs, going back most of two hundred years to the Industrial Revolution. Fans usually end up taunting one another with the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 (which essentially destroyed the legendary 'Busby Babes' United side) and the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster of 1989 (which over-crowding aggravated by police incompetence killed 96 Liverpool fans and led to the Taylor Report which enforced all seater stadia and banned fencing around fans. The youngest victim, 10 year old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the cousin of legendary future Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard), while notable on-pitch incidents have included racial abuse by [[TokenEvilTeamMate Luis Suarez]] against Patrice Evra Evra, and John Arne-Riise absolutely destroying Alan 'Smudge' Smith's leg in such a way as to sideline him for eight months (and months, breaking it in two places - the original estimate was twelve months, and frankly, Smith was never quite the same afterwards), which, afterwards. The latter, unbelievably, was actually ''by accident'' [[note]] Riise took a free-kick and had a left foot that regularly did passable impersonations of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Mjolnir]]. [[ButtMonkey Poor old Smith Smudge]] was in the way. [[/note]]. It should be noted that both of these happened in the last ten years. It should also be noted that the fans are generally worse than the players.



* The London derby of Chelsea-Tottenham is also particularly violent, with one recent edition also devolving into a mass brawl.



** However, it should also be noted that players can move at incredible speeds (the fast, Wales and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, has been clocked at ''36.9 kilometres per hour''. ''With'' the ball) and even the slightest touch on their standing leg can knock them off-balance and send them flying. The rolling around and screaming, however, is usually faked.

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** However, it should also be noted that players can move at incredible speeds (the fast, Wales and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, has been clocked at ''36.9 kilometres per hour''. ''With'' the ball) and even the slightest touch on their standing leg can knock them off-balance and send them flying.flying and, well... hitting the ground at speeds that would get you a speeding ticket in most metropolitan cities isn't exactly fun. The rolling around and screaming, however, is usually faked.
12th Feb '17 6:50:56 AM DarcyFoster
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* Then the 2016 Euro Championship had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxR7MoVHXCg Bruno Alves jump-kicking Harry Kane in the head during the Portugal-England first round match.]]

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* Then the A "friendly" match between Portugal and England in May 2016 Euro Championship had saw [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxR7MoVHXCg Bruno Alves jump-kicking Harry Kane in the head during the Portugal-England first round match.]]
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