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In England, They Just Wrap Your Head Injury And Send You Back Out On The Pitch

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Early on in today's Arsenal/Blackburn match, Samir Nasri (of the former) went head-to-head with a foe (from the latter).

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Illustration for article titled In England, They Just Wrap Your Head Injury And Send You Back Out On The Pitch

He ended up with the quick-forming knot on his dome. In a move that Roger Goodell's P.R. serfs are already crafting into head-injuries-aren't-that-bad spin, he was back on the pitch within minutes. Nasri was taken out for a sub in the 78th minute of a 0-0 game.

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In a story that had nothing to do with the Arsenal game, a linesman was hit with beer at the FC Schalke v St Pauli match. Here's a link to the video. There's a fine pending against St. Pauli as a result. [The Local] (H/T Tomuban)

And in a story unrelated to the head of either Nasri or the linesman, police arrested hooligan Marco Righetto prior to today's AC Milan/Inter Milan match. Righetto had homemade explosives, four knives, a baseball bat and pepper spray on him [Fox Sports].

Arsenal v. Blackburn Rovers [The Telegraph]

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