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For anyone who ever wanted to tackle a referee

One of the funnier moments of Saturday's action came in the Wigan-Fulham match, when Steve Sidwell accidentally took out referee Lee Probert with a clumsy challenge originally intended for Wigan's Ben Watson. Probert was okay, but not before rolling around in pain and eventually, and jokingly, issuing a red card.

Here's the tackle, which plenty a player has surely dreamed of delivering:


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