Brutal H.S. Soccer Cheap Shot

[Video] Watch the video gone viral of the attack on a helpless girl during a Utah match.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

This comes straight from the 'what the hell was that?!' department.

East High senior Petiola Manu kneed Woods Cross High's Makenzie Clark directly in the face during a dead-ball period during a recent soccer match in Utah. Unfortunately for Manu, it was all caught on camera.

According to the local ABC affiliate, Clark tore a ligament in her ankle and had to be carried off the pitch following the play — to make matters even worse. Oh, and I almost forgot; Manu didn't even draw a yellow or red card for her brutal antics.

"I just see my baby out there," Makenzie's mother Susie Clark told ABC-4. "It makes me sick to my stomach. It was a dead ball. It was after the fact. It was after the play was over. It was a brutal, dirty shot."

Eas High's principal Paul Sagers spoke with his soccer coach and Manu in regards to the 'knee to the face heard around the world.' Although Manu has apologized and assault charges haven't been filed — which have been done in other previous, similar incidents across the country — the Utah High School Activities Association has launched an investigation.

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