Watch Carlos Puyol Roll Back The Years With This Unforgivable Tackle On Phil Neville

Calm down Carlos

Phil Neville just wants an easy life, really. A charity kick-about here, an existentially sad breakfast there – nothing more and nothing less.

But Carlos Puyol is bored, and he wants to feel the studs-on-flesh fire again. That's the only way to explain the former Barcelona captain's horrendous challenge on the Neville brother during the international Star Sixes tournament yesterday.

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Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and Paul Merson bared witness to Puyol's potential leg-breaker, with the commentator labeled "the worst tackle I've ever seen on a football field."

Owen opened the scoring, but Spain shot back with four goals to win the match. Puyol's tackle remained the main talking point of the game – but Neville had a sense of humour about it…

Something tells us it would have been a different story in his playing days.