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April 01, 2017

WATCH: Professional soccer player scores savage backyard goal on his son

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I was totally ready for this kid to take a shot off the face. Boy was I wrong.

Scottish soccer player Neill Collins has found the back of the net a few dozen times in his 15-year playing career, but he may have saved his best goal for Saturday. I mean, have you ever made the opposing goalkeeper cry after scoring? 

The 33-year-old center back currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL and his resume includes stops at several European clubs such as Sunderland, Wolverhampton and Leeds United.

In addition to being a soccer player, Collins is also a father. And during a backyard game with his young son, Collins reminded the youngster who's really in charge with one of the most savage goals you'll ever see scored on a small child.

Sure, it was a little cruel to pull the ol' flying-flip-flop-as-a-distraction trick, especially since, you know, Collins is a professional soccer player. But, as it turns out, it was actually just an act of revenge on behalf of his even younger daughter. 

The reason Collins wanted some family justice was also captured on camera. And once you see the video, which – and I don't even know how this is possible – is even better than the flip-flop goal, you'll likely come to only one conclusion: the kid had it coming.

His son looks a fair bit younger in that video, but as Collins showed on Sunday, there's no expiration date on revenge, especially when you keep it that ice cold.

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