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Armand Masimzhanov Is More Cantona Than Harald Schumacher: The Kung-Fu Footballers

by | 5th, May 2011

ERIC Cantona, you are nothing. NO. THING. Kazakh footballer Armand Masimzhanov, of Kairat, sees your king-fu kick and raises you this strike against Lokomotiv in the Kazakhstan second division.

At the time of the assault, Kairat were winning 3-2. A bout of handbags had broken out and Masimzhanov targeted Lokomotiv’s Radmir Muksinova.

Masimzhanov has now been banned by his FA for life for an act of “terrible cruelty.”

But is Masimzhanov a victim of a culture gone soft? Get a load of Harald Schumacher. No yellow card. Not even a foul. Just play on. That was 1982. That was before we went metric.

PS: Harald’s victim Patrick Battiston lost two teeth, fell into a coma and damaged his spine.

Here’s how you do it:

At least he tried:



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