Video: Harry Arter Gets Away With Horror Tackle on Stoke’s Joe Allen

Video: Harry Arter Gets Away With Horror Tackle on Stoke’s Joe Allen

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter somehow avoided being sent off against Stoke City this afternoon after an absolutely shocking tackle on Joe Allen.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder is one of the Premier League’s most popular figures, but he might find himself in the bad books with some friends and colleagues this evening after launching into a fairly dangerous challenge.

Football has definitely changed over the last decade or so, and challenges that used to be part-and-parcel of football have now been outlawed – but even back in 1975, Arter would’ve had a hard time convincing any referee that he didn’t deserve a red card for this:

Thankfully, Allen was OK in the end, and Arter received only a yellow card at the time, but because he received a second yellow later on in the match, he cannot be punished retrospectively for the first lunge.

Seems like a rather silly rule, eh?

What do you think of the tackle?

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