Nut-Cracker! Rooi Mahamutsa (Orlando Pirates) sent off for a brutal assault on Thabiso Nkoana (SuperSport United)

Every man on the planet can empathises with the pain suffered by Thabiso Nkoana on Sunday in South Africa.

The Rainbow Nation held the semi-finals of their domestic cup over the weekend, and the match between SuperSport United and the Orlando Pirates ended goalless after the first leg.

That wasn’t to say, however, the match was without incident.

Deep into injury time, and with the stalemate a foregone conclusion, Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa made the terrible decision to try and win possession from Thabiso Nkoana by propelling his right boot between the attacker’s leg.

Mahamutsa failed to connect with the ball: instead he crushed Nkoana’s crown jewels and he was instantly served with his marching orders

Watch Rooi Mahamutsa’s brutal assault below.