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(Manchester Evening News)   "911, how can I help you?" "It's an emergency We've been robbed" "Sir, please describe the details." "The referee just ejected our player for a non-existent foul" *click* "Hello?"   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire, opinions, hellos, Real Madrid, Sir Alex Ferguson  
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1791 clicks; posted to Sports » on 06 Mar 2013 at 11:46 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-06 05:58:58 PM  
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2headedboy: tortilla burger: Flying jump kicks into an opposing player's ribs is not allowed in soccer, regardless of whether or not you actually hurt him while doing so

If you actually watched it, it was not a flying jump kick into an opposing player.  He was clearly playing the ball with a high foot (which they do often) when the defender came in from the side and they simply ran into each other.  I'm sure Nani had no idea the defender was even in the area.  If he was going straight at the opposing player with a high foot, then it's red.  You could argue that Nani didn't even deserve yellow for that.

/not a ManU fan

No, you COULD NOT argue that. There doesn't need to be intent for a play to be dangerous. Every soccer player knows when challenging for/controlling a ball that is high in the air, if you use your feet, you are taking a risk, and its up to you to make sure your studs don't end up in anothers players chest. Could argue red was harsh, but saying it wasn't worth a caution is ridiculous
2013-03-06 01:27:36 PM  
1 vote:
The debate centers around whether Nani was aware of the opponent's presence. In a vacuum it looks red to me.

2013-03-06 01:24:17 PM  
1 vote:

KJUW89: I hate ManU with a blinding passion and even I thought that was a bad call.  If he'd been given a yellow card that would have been fine.

/the Real Madrid keeper made some amazing saves late in the day.

What? He did a flying kick. That deserves a red card, no question, all day long.
2013-03-06 12:46:49 PM  
1 vote:
Subby here. I know the difference between 911/999, just thought it'd have a better chance of going green if I went with the version that's more familiar on this side of the pond. And I was right. :)
2013-03-06 12:19:03 PM  
1 vote:

mikaloyd: Is this an exceptional occurrence or do Manchester United fans constantly act like Seahawk/49er fans after a big loss?

are you kidding? half of them act like that after a win.

/i kid
2013-03-06 12:04:40 PM  
1 vote:
Wait.  I thought it was 0118 999 88199 9119 7253.
2013-03-06 11:48:49 AM  
1 vote:
Flying jump kicks into an opposing player's ribs is not allowed in soccer, regardless of whether or not you actually hurt him while doing so
2013-03-06 11:13:18 AM  
1 vote:
United fan calls 999 to report Nani's red card.

Is it really that hard to read the article before you submit it, Subby?
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