(to) Go Through (Someone)
The football phrase ‘to go through someone‘ describes a kind of tackle. The tackle is a strong one and usually results in a booking (a yellow card) or even a sending off (red card). The tackler attacks the ball, which is being protected by the opposition player. The only way the tackler can get the ball is ‘to go through‘ the opponent; they hit the player before the ball. Therefore, it is an illegal tackle.
- Example:Hugo Lloris, an unlikely enforcer, went through Lanzini on the edge of the box but received the now traditional goalkeeper’s pardon (ie. he wasn’t booked; The Guardian).