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Gruesome but brilliant re-imagining of Alex Song red card

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One of the lowlights of the World Cup has now created one of the highlights.

Cameroon's Alex Song produced one of the most bafflingly idiotic moments of the tournament when he was sent-off a petulant elbow smash into the back of Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in the 40th minute of their Group A clash in Manaus on Wednesday.

As Mandzukic collapsed in agony, Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca swiftly dismissed Song - the eighth red card for Cameroon in seven World Cup finals appearances.

However thanks to some wonderful editing and effects trickier, somebody has exaggerated the incident to dramatic, gruesome, and brilliant effect.

Have a look below…

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