Soccer Player Booted After Brutal Drop Kick To Rival's Stomach

The Champions League season is barely underway and already there's a contender for "the filthiest tackle" of the year.

Bryan Mélisse has gone down in soccer history, but not for the right reasons.

The French defender for Luxembourg’s F91 Dudelange was ejected during the final moments of a Champions League preliminary round match against Hungary’s MOL Vidi FC on Tuesday after he performed this appalling drop kick on opponent Mate Patkai:

One tweeter dubbed it an “early contender for worst tackle of the season.”

ESPN also noted it could already be “the filthiest tackle” of the 2018-19 season, which has only just begun.

MOL Vidi won 2-1 winners and progressed to the second preliminary round phase of the Europe-wide tournament, which was won last year by Spanish giants Real Madrid.