“That was a career-ending tackle. It was one of the worst Iâ€™ve ever seen. Itâ€™s a good job I used my experience to get out of the way. If I hadnâ€™t done that I would have had a broken leg and that would have ended my career. He should get banned for more than three games for that. I play on the edge but that was terrible. He knew he had to go. If the guy hadnâ€™t lunged from 40 yards, two-footed and thigh-high, that [mass brawl] wouldnâ€™t have happened. Most people will be glad it was on me. But what I want to see, as captain, is all my teammates coming in and sticking up for me.” – Robbie Savage.
Gorka Pintado’s horror tackle on Savage can be seen here.
As a bonus, arguably the meatiest challenge seen anyone around Europe arrived in the third tier of Germany on Saturday in the match between Dynamo Dresden and Rot-Weiss Erfurt.
Poor David Solga (in red) had his season ended when he broke his leg in a monster tackle with opponent Martin Hauswald.
The footage can be seen here.