Footballer tackles two opponents at once in the game between Marathon and Olimpia in Honduras, with the Andre Orellana tackle video now surfacing online
Honduran footballer André Orellana found himself at the center of a controversial incident that left two opponents seriously injured resulting in a red card.
Andre Orellana tackle video in Honduras football match goes viral as he injuries two players
This jaw-dropping tackle, which occurred during a top-flight match between Marathon and Olimpia captured the attention of fans worldwide after the video surfaced online.
🇭🇳In Honduras, CD Marathon defender Andre Orellana was given a red card after going in studs up on two opponents for the price of one.pic.twitter.com/wSMpTmGd8x
— Sam Street (@samstreetwrites) September 18, 2023
In the video, The match was reaching its climax with both teams locked in a fierce battle for supremacy. André Orellana, a 21-year-old star of the Marathon squad, made a fateful decision to go for a high two-footed tackle in an attempt to seize possession of a loose ball.
However, what followed was a collision of epic proportions, as Orellana’s reckless momentum sent him hurtling into the path of Olimpia’s Carlos Pineda and Germán Mejia, with his studs raised menacingly.
The impact of the tackle was brutal, leaving both Olimpia players writhing in agony on the pitch. It was a sight that sent shockwaves through the stadium and left viewers around the world in disbelief. The referee had no choice but to brandish a red card to André Orellana for his undeniably dangerous challenge.
Remarkably, Olimpia managed to secure a 1-0 victory, scoring just minutes before this shocking incident unfolded. The commentators on broadcast of the game were left utterly speechless by the tackle, their disbelief justified as they watched the replay and criticized the excessive force used.
After the match, André Orellana promptly expressed remorse for his actions, acknowledging his mistake and apologizing to everyone. He recognized the need to control his impulses and promised it wouldn’t happen again. In response, injured player Germán Mejía displayed sportsmanship, reassuring Orellana and encouraging him to continue growing.
🔵⚪️ 2 x☕️ André Orellana 🇭🇳
— BAWOAWA (@BAWOAWWA) September 19, 2023
Orellana had been on loan from Olimpia to Marathon, sharing a dressing room with Pineda and Mejia in the previous season. This unusual twist of fate only adds to the complexity of the situation and ensures there is no bad blood between the players.