It appears that when Brazilian soccer players “throw down” they actually start jumping up, as in “jumping up to kick you with their feet’ rather than punch you with their fists. And with spikes on, that’s gonna leave a mark, regardless of where they kick you.
This all starts with what appears to be a flagrant foul (or a flop, it’s hard to tell in soccer) and before you know it, everyone is jumping and kicking each other. In all, 12 players were given red cards and sent off, but it does give some insight into a possible new sport that involves two teams running around kicking each other until only one of them is left standing.
Unless, of course, you’re Ms. Redfern. Then, while awaiting sentencing for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, you head to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah with a bunch of friends to blow off a little steam. And, by blowing off a little steam we mean doing a little drinking in the park (probably not the first time that’s happened) partaking in some hallucinogenic mushrooms (also probably not the first time) and playing some loud music. All of that probably would have just gotten them some dirty looks from fellow campers. But when she and the other members of the camping group allegedly started shooting off guns–like a 12-gauge shotgun–the park service cops pretty much have to step in and throw some cold water on the party.
Unfortunately for Redfern, she’s now accused of violating bond conditions by drinking alcohol and leaving Colorado without written condition from a court. The former teacher faces four to 16 years in prison if convicted and is scheduled to be sentenced June 26 on the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge.
Poor Jelena Miksa. She and several other female fans of the Croatian soccer team traveled all the way to, uh, wherever the hell they’re playing the Euro 2012 Championship, saw the home team win a tough match 3-1 and then got a little carried away with their celebration. How carried away?
They lifted up their shirts. Then they took their shirts off completely. Then it appears they let another Croatian fan like a nipple. And it was, of course, all caught on camera. Great fun for those in attendance, but not apparently for the Croatian government which employs Ms. Miksa. They, apparently, would prefer for her to keep her top on during the tournament.