Four minutes into injury time and Napoli’s Ezequiel Lavezzi has one more chance to steal a win against Cagliari. Listen to the announcer’s buildup and goal call. It may not be “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!” but it’s strong. Don’t forget to wait for Lavezzi’s celebration fail.
Liverpool fans probably wish the advertising boards cut Lavezzi in half. I’ll take the aborted somersault.
If you guessed still being a douchebag, winner winner chicken dinner.
The Fiorentina striker is about to come off his 101st suspension for drug use and he’s already in trouble again. This time, he beat up a waiter who refused to take his Player’s Club card.
The disgraced Romanian international who is currently serving a suspension from the game for doping, attacked a waiter in a local bar over a dispute about the bill. Witnesses have been explaining that Mutu refused to pay the bill for his drinks as he claimed to have had an account with the establishment.
The waiter, a 28-year-old Yugoslavian man refused to accept the player’s explanation which resulted in the Viola hit man punching the man in the face breaking his nose. The victim was taken to the nearby hospital at Santa Maria Nuova.
“Don’t you know who I am?”
“Eh no … Oh Adrian! Mi scusi! I didn’t recognize you at first. You’re not assuming your regular position of doing lines off a porn star’s ass in a Roman hotel room window!”
In Mutu’s defense, his latest ban was for sibutramine, an appetite suppressant. Unfortunately it doesn’t suppress asshole. That appears to be genetic.
No charges have been brought yet but it’s probably safe to assume that someone will be bought off. This is Italian soccer after all.
Tuesday brought upsets as well as some expected results. Turkey fell 1-0 to Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland only managed to draw 1-1 with the Faroe Islands. England failed miserably as expected against Montenegro and staggered to a 0-0 result. Meanwhile in Genoa, it was business as usual for Serbia. What’s that mean? Italy-Serbia was called off due to Serbian rioting that was predictable whether you listen to the Kaiser Chiefs or not.
The good times kicked off after Serbian keeper Vladimir Stojkovic withdrew from the match due to abuse suffered from Serbian supporters on his way to the stadium. It’s suspected that he was being abused for currently being a Partizan Belgrade player after plying his trade with Red Star Belgrade. Remember how well Figo’s switch from Barcelona to Real Madrid went?
The match started 30 minutes late as Serbian fans led by a guy wearing a ski mask climbed a fence, tore a hole in it and started throwing flares on the pitch and at Italian fans.
Some footage has finally hit YouTube. Enjoy!
Play was halted after several minutes as police tried to control the crowd. A flare appeared to hit Italian keeper Emiliano Viviano. Meanwhile Italian fans cursed the Serbs and the guy in the ski mask kept the Serbian contingent hyped up until the team came over to ask them to calm down.
At this point, Serbia should charged with a forfeit and Italy will granted three points. Italian fans should be grateful the way they’ve been playing the past year.
You have to love how the Guardian refers to Serbian supporters as “traditionally combustible”. How cute.
UPDATE: Here’s the best YouTube footage we’ve seen so far courtesy of @Paolo_Bandini. Ski Mask Guy is really making things happen.