Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41 Posted (11 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
Francesco Totti is i trouble once again. He famously spat at an opponant during the Euro 2004 championship. When his team Rome played against Bayer Leverkausen last wednesday (in an empty stadium due to UEFA punishment following the spectators attacking the ref Anders Frisk), Totti struck again.
Totti clearly lands a blow to Carsten Ramelow with his foot. The ref sees it, but only awards Totti a yellow card. The germans are outraged over the decision. Luigi Del Neri, Rome's manager, afterwards claimed that "football is a men's sport". That didn't lighten up the germans though.
As the ref saw the incident and took action, the UEFA say they will not investigate the episode further.
Is this a red card? Judge for yourselves:
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 2838 times:
We are nice guys, very peaceful, pacifists really, as we all know by now
If he did that to me (and fortunately for him he didn't), he'd be no more amongst us, his team would still be trying to get all the pieces out of the grass and his wife would be working you-know-what in some hellhole in Rwanda to earn some compensation.
But seriously: This guy Totti is probably the biggest a$$hole in football nowadays, and the worst thing is: He loves to attack from behind. And all that is pretty sad because he's basically a very good football player with a great career.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
Apparently the origins of the Second World War can be found in that 1914 Chritmas Day football match on the Western Front. It was settled by a disputed goal just before the fighting broke out again, when the Germans claimed that a small Welshman named Evans was in a clearly offside position when he nodded home the winner. They're still upset.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
FraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2804 times:
I fully agree with Andreas. Totti is the biggest a$$hole in soccer. What he did has nothing to do with football. But no wonder it was him, brings back the memories of the EURO2004. I'm no fan of Leverkusen and definitely not of Ramelow, but what this a$$hole did to him is not forgivable. He could have hurt him badly.
But I heard that Totti is one of the most stupid players in Italy. He cannot speak a sentence in English (correct me if that is wrong).
What is even worse is that he wasn't send of. The referee is a coward because he saw the incident and just gave him a yellow card. If UEFA cannot sanction Totti, at least they should kick this referee from international games.