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Team Concedes Penalty With Head-First Tackle

Berwick Rangers, a team that is actually based in England, plays in the fourth level of the Scottish Professional Football League. Yesterday they beat Cowdenbeath FC, 1-0, on a successful Michael McKenna penalty on the 80th minute. Normally not news that would make the sports blogs, if not for how Berwick got the penalty.

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It looks like Jordan Garden got the ball, right? Harsh.

The entire play is pretty great, even before the flopping fish tackle. On first view I thought the ball went in earlier, as it was bouncing around the penalty area, but it turns out that was just a boy touching the net. Plus the guy yelling (I think) “get in” makes for a great soundtrack. All in all, a great highlight.

Staff editor, Deadspin

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