We’re taught to control our anger and be a fair sport way back in elementary school, but every so often some of the world’s top athletes seem to forget.
This was again the case on Sunday in the Eredivisie, as Feyenoord’s Graziano Pelle threw a temper tantrum for the ages following his side’s draw against Twente.
A last-gasp equalizer in the 96th minute by Twente’s Cuco Martina denied Pelle’s side a crucial win, which would have seen Feyneoord pull within a point of second-place Twente. Instead, the 2-2 draw meant they fell to nine points behind leaders Ajax while slipping down to fourth place.
But whereas his teammates took it on the chin and dutifully shook hands with the other team, the Italian striker — who had opened the scoring in the first half — stormed off, kicking and screaming all the way down the tunnel. Not even a completely innocent camera and light fixture came away unscathed.
Kids, don’t be like Graziano Pelle.