On 27 April 1974, Australia played Uruguay at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the second of two international (not so) friendlies - the first ending 0-0 at Olympic Park in Melbourne two days earlier. Ray Baartz, who would have been a certain starter at the 1974 FIFA World Cup in June, suffered a karate chop to the throat from Uruguay's Luis Garisto. Garisto's nickname was el Loco (crazy).
Australia won 2-0, but all the attention turned to Baartz after the match, who was taken to hospital only to find out later that he would never play for his country again. Socceroos coach, Rale Rasic, took him to the World Cup anyway.
Garisto passed away on 21 November 2017. His infamy in Australia remains.
This tongue-in-cheek design features Garisto as the owner of a Uruguayan martial arts school, specialising in karate.
Luis Garisto Karate School T-shirt
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- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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