Chile’s Medel lives up to ‘Pitbull’ nickname

The Rio Report

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The uncompromising nature of his attitude to football has earned Gary Medel the moniker ‘Pitbull’.

Sometimes nicknames associated with players fail to gauge their character but, with Medel, ‘Pitbull’ appears a fair reflection of his on pitch persona.

He received seven red cards in two and a half years at Sevilla in La Liga before moving to Cardiff City.

And on Saturday at the World Cup, Medel proved that he was built of stern stuff – particularly if this photo is anything to go by.

We are not exactly sure what the contraption attached to his leg does but it sure looks painful.

It almost looks bionic, so fair play to the 'Pitbull' for playing!

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