World’s Nastiest Tackle – Harald Schumacher Killer Tackle On Patrick Battiston
The horror tackle by Harald Schumacher on Patrick Battiston will definite go down in fottball history as one of the worst football tackle ever.
This ugly incident took place during the match between Germany and France in the 1982 World Cup. Schumacher and Battiston collided at full speed and the the foul left the Frenchman missing three teeth, unconscious, and later slipped into a coma.
The injury was so severe and the French defender had to be stretchered off the pitch. The most amazing part of the entire incident is that the referee deemed that the tackle was ‘fair’ and a goal-kick was awarded to Germany.
Thankfully Battiston made a full recovery and resumed his playing career.
WARNING : Do not watch this video of you have a weak heart! (you have been warned!)