Spanish soccer star Álvaro Morata got ruthless on the pitch during the team’s Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic. Except he wasn’t actually taking out an opponent — he tackled a referee! Click through to see the shocking moment!
Álvaro Morata, 23, is known for his impressive dribbling, passing and finishing, but tackling is definitely not on that list! Spain’s soccer superstar botched a kick and wound up taking down a linesman in a forceful two-foot tackle during the Euro 16 game between Spain and the Czech Republic on June 13! Click through to watch the crazy play!
Can we get an instant replay here? Because ouch! The poor referee had no idea that he’d actually become part of the game when Álvaro got a little too close to him during the championship game at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse, France. And forget the famous football stars flexing in this tournament; that referee has now become the most famous figure of Euro 2016!
Just watch the brutal move! Álvaro must have slipped when he went in for a powerful kick toward the sidelines, right next to the ref. Stumbling backward, he knocked into the ref’s legs with what turned into a massive, two-footed tackle! The ref toppled, and fell over right on top of Álvaro! Check it out below:
Morata with a two footed tackled on the Assistant referee… pic.twitter.com/WYfHfDRbJD
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) June 13, 2016
Oh lord, that looks like it hurt. And…another angle of the accidental attack here:
Lo mejor del partido hasta el momento pic.twitter.com/5K3nEb8Fk0
— Messias_1899 (@Messias_1899) June 13, 2016
Even without this crazy moment, Spain vs. the Czech Republic is a can’t miss game. Spain are favored by many to dominate in Euro 2016, at least getting pretty far in the tournament! However, the Czech Republic are super competitive, and are likely not going to back down against Spain without a fight. They’re an older team with experienced players, and they’ve got the drive to get this job done. Do you think they’ll use Álvaro’s goof to their advantage?
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Morata took down the ref? Tell us in the comments!