Brazilian defender falls victim to most aggressive shirt pull ever

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In the modern game, we all expect a little bit of argy-bargy in the box, especially between big burly defenders. But what happened in a Série D match from Brazil on Sunday took this to a whole new level.

Operario-PR centre-back Douglas Mendes was left in bits (literally) after a not-so-subtle altercation with Foz do Iguaçu defender Leandro Silva. 

Mendes would not have expected to be left with only half a kit when he was being man-marked by the burly Foz do Iguaçu defender as he went up for a corner, but that is exactly what happened.

With the game still at 0-0, Mendes went to go and attack a corner in an attempt to put his side into the lead.

But he was being closely marked by Silva, who seemingly couldn't get close to the big centre-half. So in a last ditch attempt to stop him scoring, Silva got hold off Mendes' shirt and ripped down as hard as possible.

This left Mendes reeling, and completely shirtless. Mendes then began to slowly trudge of the field with disbelief plastered across his face until he starts complaining to the referee. 

The referee quickly dismisses his angry complaints and waves play-on, leading us to believe that this could have been the most aggressive shirt-pull ever. Watch it here...

And fair play to Silva, he got away with it!

Fortunately for Operario-PR, they ran out 2-0 winners to take them up to third in Série D.

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