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Kung-fu kick only punished with booking

World of Sport

Manchester United fans still smarting from Nani's red card against Real Madrid may wish to look away now.

The Portuguese winger was infamously dismissed for catching Alvaro Arbeloa in the chest with a high foot - but that had nothing on an incident in the Copa do Brasil this week.

ABC striker Rodrigo Silva was making a minor challenge for the ball in midfield when Sport Recife's Ailson came steaming in.

Ailson booted the ball away but his follow-through caught his opponent high on the shoulder, cleaning him out completely.

Remarkably, Ailson was only shown a yellow card for a manoeuvre that would not have looked out of place in a Jackie Chan film.

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