Everyone’s a critic! Even, apparently, 55-year-old women in bars who can’t resist telling prominent soccer coaches, like Columbia’s Hernan Dario Gomez, what they’re doing wrong.
Unfortunately for Gomez, the lady was not much of a fighter and she failed to slip his punch and took one for the team. Now, he’s been forced to resign his post and is also has to defend himself on his treatment of women, telling the media, “I have always been a defender of women, and I admire and respect them. This act shames me with my mother, with my wife and with all the women in my family and in the country.”
Hey, maybe they’ll let him coach the Colombian Woman’s Team?
Seems like every time we turn around there’s a new video for a professional soccer player either taking a dive for a non-existent injury, taking a cheap shot at an opposing player. This latest video shows what can happen when someone is grabbing for a soccer ball when both of you are on the ground. Certainly one of the more Painful Sports Videos we’ve ever posted.
Used to be that if you were a professional soccer player, all you had to worry about from opposing fans was getting punched. Now, as with almost everywhere else, things have gotten more sexualized and this game in Brazil is just one more example. Player tries to line up a corner kick when a fan runs out of the stands, grabs him from behind, grinds on him, then is pulled off by security guards.
The purpose of this act? Who knows! It’s freaking International soccer!
Being attacked by an angry mob of opposing fans following a close game would be frightening for almost anyone . . . except Clint Hill, 27 of the Crystal Palace team which managed to a tie with home team Sheffield last week. As Hill walked off the field, a mob of Sheffield fans confronted him before police and security forces could intervene. His response to the rowdy crowd? Take a few punches and throw a few back. Seems actually kind of sporting that way, doesn’t it?
Violence erupted at a Championship final-day clash yesterday – as fans stormed the pitch and attempted to beat up one of the players. Hundreds of rival supporters spilled on to the turf after the final whistle, as Crystal Palace dumped home team Sheffield Wednesday into the First Division at Hillsborough.
Palace star Clint Hill, 27, was chased into the tunnel by furious Owls fans as his team celebrated avoiding relegation themselves with a 2-2 draw. He claimed they landed “a good few” punches. Hill managed to reach safety just in time as the mob tried to force their way in. Police managed to push back the supporters. Hill said afterwards: “I know they are frustrated but should they be throwing punches at people? A good few landed and I am a big lad and can take them. But should they be throwing them?”