“We made the wrong pass before the ball even came near me. I wanted to get out and chip the ball away, but Muller was quicker…” – Tim Wiese.
Ever since Nigel De Jong’s infamous Kung Fu kick on Xabi Alonso in the 2010 World Cup final, there appear to have been a spate of copycat attacks.
One prominent example in recent months sawÂ Royston Drenthe on Juninho in a friendly between Real Madrid and LA Galaxy in August.
Yesterday, Tim Wiese added his name to the Kung Fu kick list with a quite shocking assault on Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller in the latter stages of the Bavarian giants 3-1 victory at Werder Bremen.
Incredibly, this is not the first time Wiese has assaulted a Bayern attacker in this way. In May 2008, he clattered into Ivica Olic with a similar assault, only then he was awarded a yellow card and yesterday he received his marching orders.
Muller completed the Bundesliga encounter despite the high challenge with Bayern moving up to third and Bremen now just three points off the play-off relegation spot.
Related video link: Highlights of Werder Bremen 1 – Bayern Munich 3.