Viral Video of the Day: Vasco Da Gama's Nilton Jump-Kicks Opponent's Head

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Paging Mr. Miyagi—there's a new Karate Kid.

His name is Nilton, and he's a 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder who currently plays for Vasco da Gama. After Tuesday evening, though, he won't be playing for a while.

On Tuesday, Brazil's Vasco da Gama defeated Peru's Alianza Lima 2-1 in a Copa Libertadores match. In the closing moments, Nilton earned a straight red card for a flying kick to the head of Alianza Lima defender Giancarlo Carmona.

Nilton had entered the match just a few minutes earlier as a substitute, but as you can see from the video, he definitely got his money's worth.

The requisite shoving match ensued, and Fellipe Bastos' two-goal performance for Vasco da Gama was summarily overshadowed.

This video got me thinking: Mr. Miyagi would be really proud of Nilton for showing such good form on a Crane Kick.

Next he'll be learning wax on, wax off and taking on Cobra Kai Joe Hart at the All Valley Karate Tournament.

I calmly but breathlessly await the day.

 

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