No call - “Are you serious?!”
No call - “Are you serious?!”
You stay classy Roman Shirokov.
The Zenit midfielder was subbed on in the 59th minute of a match against Volga, and he certainly made an impression. In stoppage time, Shirokov scored Zenit’s third goal, securing a 3-1 victory.
But then he carried out a bizarre celebration.
After the goal, Shirokov proceeded to flip off the home crowd. The referee wasted no time, and sent him off with a straight red card.
Apparently the fans were booing as he was subbed on because he tweeted “CSKA deserved the championship” after CSKA Moscow won the league, which assured a second place finish for Zenit. This appeared to be his way of repaying them.
Classic “Anchorman” prank!
An Australian news reporter was embarrassed by her colleagues while reading the highlights to Wednesday’s Europa League final. At the end of the highlight, her male colleague slyly changed the copy on the teleprompter to something completely non-soccer-related. Predictably, the reporter kept reading the script, sending the entire set into an uproar and reminding everyone of Veronica Corningstone’s prank on the legendary Ron Burgundy.
The lesson as always, don’t read everything you see on the teleprompter.
Poor Carlos Tevez.
First, the Argentinian striker was subbed out during the FA Cup final despite being perhaps City’s best player at the time. Then he had to take a long walk up the Wembley steps to receive the runners-up medal (never fun, and never easy to do in cleats). And then, to cap off a truly horrible day, Tevez took an ugly spill walking back down those harrowing steps of doom (scroll to 1:30 mark).
Had Tevez only seen the match official take a similar slip just a minute earlier, maybe he would have saved himself from a bruised behind.
Safe to say this isn’t exactly how you’d picture your debut at your new club to go.
Goalkeeper Radu Mitu played his first game for Moldovan side Milsami-Ursidos on Saturday. Hopefully it wasn’t his last.
After saving a weak shot from distance, Mitu attempted to quickly throw the ball out to a team-mate, but instead the ball (perhaps sticking to his gloves) incredulously lands in his own net! A goalkeeper’s worst nightmare.
In a seemingly ordinary Dutch Eredivisie match, home side ADO Den Haag picked up a 2-0 victory over Feyenoord. The real noteworthy event though, was happening upstairs.
Sixteen fans fell ill during the match, including the owner of the box, and passed out in the stands. Ambulances were called to the stadium and tests revealed that the fans had eaten space cake.
A club spokesman told the press they have no clue how these space cakes made it into the corporate box. An investigation is currently underway to find out how the marijuana got into the fans’ systems.
Image via 101GG
Well that’s one way to show your support. Center back Mamadou Sakho has been known for his eccentric haircuts in the past, but this one may take the cake.
-10 points for not having a more detailed fleur-de-lis.
It gets more and more ridiculous every time you watch it.
Roma “tough guy” Daniele De Rossi attempted an absolute shocker of a dive in front of the referee in this weekend’s match against Chievo Verona. He pushed himself off Chievo defender Dario Dainelli and acted as if he had just been shot, and immediately collapsed to the ground.
Shameful is really the only way to describe this act. Thankfully, the referee didn’t have any of it, and it’s probably appropriate karma that Roma lost the match 1-0, which dented their chances to qualify for European competition next season.
FC Copenhagen won its 10th Danish title over the weekend, and TV personality Peter Moller, a former Copenhagen striker, was caught right in the middle of the celebration!
A former teammate of his, Lars Jacobsen, spotted his old friend interviewing another Copenhagen player on the sidelines and apparently decided to chop Moller to the ground with a hurtling slide tackle that would make Gennaro Gattuso smile. The best part: everyone could see Jacobsen coming a mile away, but Moller still didn’t expect what was coming his way.
To his credit, Moller got right back up with a smile and tried to get back at Jacobsen with a little trip, despite failing miserably.
Ajax defeated Willem II 5-0 to secure the Eredivisie title for the third year in a row and were rewarded with a tremendous trophy presentation. Still full of adrenaline and excitement, Ajax defender Daley Blind got a little carried away during the presentation and knocked the trophy to the ground.
Thankfully, the trophy is still intact, so no harm no foul. Fast forward to the :28 mark to see Blind’s blunder.