Sliding tackle in an indoor kids game on a mini pitch
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VIDEO: Ill-tempered children’s game on indoor mini-pitch in Uruguay

Shocking violence for such a setting.



This wince-inducing children’s match on an indoor mini-pitch in Uruguay shows how the nation’s “garra charrúa” ethos is fostered from a young age.

“Garra charrúa” can be loosely defined as ‘warrior spirit’ and refers to the Charrúas, an indigenous people who lived in what became Uruguay as well as in parts of Argentina.

In scenes of surprising violence for such a setting, the kids barge and kick at each other – with this clip culminating in a particularly shocking challenge.