Spanish playmaker sent off for shocking horror tackle

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Maccabi Haifa midfielder Ruben Rayos was sent off during his side's clash with Bnei Yehuda this weekend after committing - and we don't feel we are exaggerating here - one of the worst 'tackles' you will ever see.

The Spanish playmaker, who joined Haifa last summer, will surely face a retrospective ban after launching into a disgusted two-footed challenge on Rafi Dahan with just seven minutes of the match remaining.

Such a menacing act - which left a clearly distressed Dahan in a crumpled heap on the turf - unsurprisingly caused outrage on the pitch and on the benches, with a minor scuffle breaking out and the player deservedly shown an immediate red card.

And to make matters so much worse, 10-man Haifa - who were 2-1 down at the time of the sending off - scored an equaliser in the 96th minute. 

Ouch indeed.

Watch footage of the horrendous challenge above - with thanks to 101 Great Goals for the heads up. 

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