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The best shoulder barge ever has happened in League One

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We all know football fans who moan when players are penalised for using excessive force.

There’s a chance that you - yes, you - might even be one of those fans in question who says things like “football is a man’s game” and “I remember when football used to be a contact sport” etc.

If you are, then you’ll absolutely love this next clip - and even if you’re not, we guarantee you’ll either find the footage either shocking or hilarious.

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James Vaughan, while playing for Bury against AFC Wimbledon last week, produced a devastating shoulder barge on Barry Fuller that inexplicably went unpunished by the referee Andy Haines.

Never mind a yellow or red card, this shoulder barge could have landed the former Everton striker with a prison sentence. (Scroll down to watch the video).

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Video: The most violent shoulder barge ever?

Fuller was attempting to shepherd the ball out of play when he went flying into the advertising hoardings following a powerful barge from Vaughan, who must have feared the worst when the ref moved towards him.

However, the striker went unpunished - much to his amazement, and the other 2211 people inside Gigg Lane - and Haines didn’t even award a free-kick.

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He signalled for a goal kick as if nothing had happened.

Vaughan's reaction on Twitter

Here’s how Vaughan has reacted to his shoulder barge on Twitter…

Should James Vaughan have seen red for this shoulder barge - or was it fair? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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