Yes, you read that right: there is a sport in the United Kingdom that is essentially two guys holding each other by the arms and taking turns kicking each other in the shins until one of them falls down and can’t get up.
No, really, it’s just that complicated . . . and stupid.
Screw this garbage. I’m going to go watch a real American sport, like lawnmower racing.
According to the source, this happened in an IHWC match between France and Kazakhstan on May 6th. The goon in white taking the shot is Sacha Treille and the player stretched out on the ice for several minutes is Roman Starchenko. Treille was thrown out of the game for this cheap shot, but Starchenko eventually woke up, skated off the ice and then sat on the bench rather than go to the locker room.
No, this is not one of those videos where a soccer player takes a dive when a stiff breeze blows by. This guy actually looks like he was kicked squarely in the balls after the opposing player whiffed—with both of them running at full speed.
According to at least one report, the guy kicked in the crotch, known as Emre, plays in the Turkish soccer league. In an earlier match, he reportedly called the guy who kicked him the N-word. Emre claims he just called him a pr*ck, but that’s not what everyone else heard. So, when Didier Zokora (in red) allegedly saw his chance for revenge on this alleged racist, he took it.
First off: What the hell sport is this? We’ve watched this thing like ten times and still can’t figure out what they’re doing. And–heaven forbid–it looks like men AND women playing together! What kind of madness is this? And more importantly, what points are scored when the referee straddles one of your female players from behind? Is that a “goal”, a “touchback” or the infamous “rear admiral?”