Tackling A Streaker Will Get You A Yellow Card

Monday, July 21, 2008

This is just about the most random video I've ever seen. This highlight is from a Soccer match in Moscow between Spartak and Lokomotiv this past Saturday and features a male streaker who isn't exactly streaking (he still has khakis on which is good). A player decides to slow him down with a slide tackle and he's escorted off the field.

Pretty straightforward right? Well that is until the ref decides to give him a yellow card for some inexplicable reason. Via Fan IQ....



Well how about that? You learn something new in Sports every single day. I was thinking that the card was a joke at first, but apparently not. An illegal takedown is an illegal takedown.

Thanks For Taking Out That Streaker, Here's A Yellow Card (Fan IQ)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:55 PM

16 Comments:

A yellow car?

ssreporters said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:02:00 PM  

It would have been OK had the guy actually been naked. It is a penalty when the guy is wearing pants.

GMoney said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

FLOP!

Fucking Italian streakers...

Anonymous said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

Wow, that was weird... I expected to see him getting the yellow after going off the pitch, since that isn't aloud, but otherwise that's just nuts.

Bazooka Jones said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:52:00 PM  

What the heck are "khackis?"

Jay said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:53:00 PM  

One of my favorite things to do on this site is play spot the typo/grammatical error. There seems to be several in each post. My favorite in this one is the line "Pretty straightforward right?" I thought I was going to see the player deck the streaker with a "pretty straightforward right" cross to the face. After watching the video, I realized aa meant to say, "Pretty straightforward, right?"

AA Hates ESPN said...
Jul 21, 2008, 2:49:00 PM  

Go away Colin.

ssreporters said...
Jul 21, 2008, 2:54:00 PM  

Jay & AA Hates ESPN continue their pissing match to become the unofficial editor of the site. It's so very tiring.

Anonymous said...
Jul 21, 2008, 5:28:00 PM  

I apologize for missing a comma and ruining your day. I think the rule from here on out is going to be to delete correction posts. If you want to keep editing feel free to email me, but you're really adding nothing to the post.

I'll continue to allow for disagreements or in AAHE's case, (got it that time!) hypocrisies.

With the speed of the site it's impossible to avoid errors and if it bothers you that much please read something else. My thing with the site was always to let anyone say anything they wanted (within reason) but we're getting close to comment moderation with all of the bickering and spam attacks.

Jul 21, 2008, 5:45:00 PM  

No hypocrisy on this post, aa. You must be losing your edge! Still, I feel I should let you know how much I appreciate the comma, even if it is sometimes an overused punctuation mark.
To anon 5:28, if you look back at my posts, I can't think of one other than this one that points out grammatical errors. My posts generally take issue with aa's opinions that I think are poorly thought out or stories that I just don't think he should be running. I know aa rarely agrees with me, which is fine. But I'm sure he's happy to see that posts with my comments tend to have many more comments than ones on which I don't comment.
And to aa, I don't think it's a good idea to delete correction posts. I will not be posting on any misspelling or grammatical errors in the future. But it's noteworthy that a "friendly" commentator, ssreporters, was the first to go down this road on this post. You have become known for suggesting that bloggers should be viewed the same as MSM reporters. The lack of quality control--or basic editing--is a big reason why people disagree.
In any event, I apologize for my above post, which, you're right, did not add to this discussion. And this post demonstrates why your site became popular in the first place by using good, interesting video clips and staying away from annoying knee-jerk commentary.

AA Hates ESPN said...
Jul 21, 2008, 7:35:00 PM  

"But I'm sure he's happy to see that posts with my comments tend to have many more comments than ones on which I don't comment."

??

If you move the needle that much, why are you still here? What you speak of is what Joe D tried to do during the NCAA Tourney: baiting people into bantering with you about nothing, of which I just fell for. If you're that talented and insightful, go start your own blog, then the requisite blog war, and leave the good readers of this site the Hell alone.

Anonymous said...
Jul 21, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

Regardless of whether or not correction posts should be allowed, you really couldn't figure out what "Pretty straightforward right?" meant? You actually thought he was asking whether the right cross was straightforward?

Anonymous said...
Jul 21, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

AA, I love this site. Really, I do. But if you post anonymous comments, you should use a different writing style. Your "anonymous" postings are kinda obvious, IMHO.

Anonymous said...
Jul 22, 2008, 10:31:00 AM  

Good Job! :)

Carlo said...
Jul 23, 2008, 3:29:00 AM  

Way late to the party, but that wasn't a slide tackle.

Dr Huxtable said...
Jul 23, 2008, 3:32:00 AM  

Can't figure out who's the bigger douchebag... the streaker, the ref or the grammar police...

Tom said...
Jul 23, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

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