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2014-02-11 08:59:56 AM  
I love the look of "What the fark did you do that for?" and then the one guy that is still like "HELL YEAH, HIGH FIVE!"
 
2014-02-11 09:57:58 AM  
If you look at the spot he's going for before he hits it, it's already spiderwebbed with cracks and there's a clear dent. It's obviously something of a team tradition, he just had the bad luck to do it when the material finally failed.
 
2014-02-11 11:48:35 AM  
That's coming out of his pay.
 
2014-02-11 11:50:07 AM  
He got a red card for his efforts!
 
2014-02-11 11:52:58 AM  
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2014-02-11 11:53:12 AM  
That sign had it coming
 
2014-02-11 11:58:19 AM  
I didn't realize acting like a doosh was a red card offense.
 
2014-02-11 12:16:51 PM  
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2014-02-11 01:13:55 PM  
Nice goalkeeping.
 
2014-02-11 02:38:49 PM  
Phew - I was expecting another Boban Jankovic situation.

/man, that goalie sucks
 
2014-02-11 02:41:16 PM  

nmiguy: I didn't realize acting like a doosh was a red card offense.


I'm assuming the ref called it something like "excessive and unsportsmanlike celebration". Interesting that he went straight red card there, that seems more like a yellow card offense.

After years of playing I've found most refs to be one end of the spectrum or the other. Some let everything go and just let you play, others will nail you the second they see a jersey pull. Typically, there are few refs who officiate the game somewhere in between.
 
2014-02-11 04:22:07 PM  

bearcats1983: nmiguy: I didn't realize acting like a doosh was a red card offense.

I'm assuming the ref called it something like "excessive and unsportsmanlike celebration". Interesting that he went straight red card there, that seems more like a yellow card offense.

After years of playing I've found most refs to be one end of the spectrum or the other. Some let everything go and just let you play, others will nail you the second they see a jersey pull. Typically, there are few refs who officiate the game somewhere in between.


I think willfully destroying the facility is borderline yellow/red card territory
 
2014-02-11 04:25:26 PM  
Seend a lot of discussion as to whether this is a justifiable red card under the Laws. I for one am curious how the referee wrote it up. As a referee myself I see two options: violent conduct or abusive and/or offensive language or gesture.

Under the Law, violent conduct is committed by a player, substitute, or substituted player against a PERSON. To justify that you either have to claim the player committed VC against himself (good luck with that) or that the dugout as someone's property is an extension of that person. I like that argument but I don't know of any precedent.

Abusive language is much more left to judgment. If the goal scorer plays for the visitors, damaging the home team's dugout could be seen as an abusive gesture. However, you usually see such a thing out of anger or frustration, not joy over scoring a goal.

Personally, I think yellow is enough. He clearly went beyond what is acceptable in celebration, but I think it's too much of a gotcha refereeing moment to send him off.

Of course, we're looking at this in a vacuum. Who knows what the ref may have said prior to the incident or if there's a history of this behavior.
 
2014-02-11 04:43:25 PM  
Celebrating that goal is worth a red card all by itself.
 
2014-02-11 06:24:42 PM  

maniacalclown: Seend a lot of discussion as to whether this is a justifiable red card under the Laws. I for one am curious how the referee wrote it up. As a referee myself I see two options: violent conduct or abusive and/or offensive language or gesture.

Under the Law, violent conduct is committed by a player, substitute, or substituted player against a PERSON. To justify that you either have to claim the player committed VC against himself (good luck with that) or that the dugout as someone's property is an extension of that person. I like that argument but I don't know of any precedent.

Abusive language is much more left to judgment. If the goal scorer plays for the visitors, damaging the home team's dugout could be seen as an abusive gesture. However, you usually see such a thing out of anger or frustration, not joy over scoring a goal.

Personally, I think yellow is enough. He clearly went beyond what is acceptable in celebration, but I think it's too much of a gotcha refereeing moment to send him off.

Of course, we're looking at this in a vacuum. Who knows what the ref may have said prior to the incident or if there's a history of this behavior.


Well spoken... I like talking officiating. I've officiated soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and baseball. Baseball is my true area of expertise and the sport I went the furthest officiating (NCAA D-3)
 
2014-02-11 07:50:46 PM  
You make the argument that this was excessive given that the 'goal' was pure garbage.  The keeper totally f'd that up and he was just there to clean it up.  You got a gift, don't celebrate like you just drilled it in from midfield with your manhood.
 
2014-02-11 09:04:54 PM  
Can someone explain to me why they have bus stops on soccer fields?  Is it too much to just sit on a bench or stand on the sideline?
 
2014-02-11 11:43:52 PM  

Cataholic: Can someone explain to me why they have bus stops on soccer fields?  Is it too much to just sit on a bench or stand on the sideline?


Can someone explain to me why they have a thousand people on the sidelines of football games?  This doesn't include the coaches, or the active players, but it does include the inactive players, retired players, celebrities, reporters, photographers, refs, cheerleaders, ball boys, priests, nuns, jake gyllenhal, Dale Sr's ghostly apparation, etc.
 
2014-02-12 07:44:29 AM  

Cataholic: Can someone explain to me why they have bus stops on soccer fields?  Is it too much to just sit on a bench or stand on the sideline?


It rains a lot in Europe, Football (soccer) isn't a fair weather sport here - it's played in winter. Thus it's nice to have a little shelter from the rain.
 
2014-02-12 08:29:47 AM  

Cataholic: Can someone explain to me why they have bus stops on soccer fields?  Is it too much to just sit on a bench or stand on the sideline?


It's ridiculous. The bus doesn't even come anyway as it's always parked in the 18-yd box.
 
2014-02-12 12:13:48 PM  
Dude...that was some crappy soccer.
 
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