Footballer who viciously kicked opponent in the back has contract terminated

Pittsburgh Riverhounds' Romeo Parkes launched the attack on New York Red Bulls II's Karl Ouimette

The footballer who kicked an opponent in the back as they walked off the pitch has had his contract terminated.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds' Romeo Parkes launched the attack on New York Red Bulls II's Karl Ouimette during a USL match on Saturday night.

The vicious kick to the back left Ouimette having to be stretchered off.

"I want to apologize to the fans and the Red Bulls II organization, as well as Karl Ouimette, for what transpired at the game last night. Romeo’s actions are not representative of what our organization and its Academy stands for in regards to helping promote and grow this sport in not only the Greater Allegheny area, but also nationwide. We understand the severity of this situation and made it a point to respond as quickly as possible within our power," said Riverhounds owner Tuffy Shallenberger.

Watch the incident here.