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Argentinian Rugby Player Banned for 99 Years After Vicious Kick to the Head

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2016

An Argentinian rugby player has been banned for almost a century after footage of an inexcusable incident went viral over the weekend.

Cipriano Martinez, a prop for Pucara Club, received a red card for a violent kick to the head of his opponent, San Albano forward Juan Masi, who was lying on the ground.

And now, according to Planet Rugby, Martinez's club, which plays in the First Division Union de Rugby Buenos Aires, has handed down a 99-year ban.

His club condemned his actions in a statement (via WalesOnline):

Pucara Club renounces the anti-sporting conduct which occurred in the match against San Albano. We wish to extend appropriate apologies to the injured player, to the San Albano Club and to rugby in general. Pucara Club has taken disciplinary measures.

[YouTube, WalesOnline, Planet Rugby]

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