Now I have to admit this is a funny parody video. Although the incident that occurred between the Chelsea fans and the black man after the PSG game was abhorrent it is nice to bring a little bit of levity to the situation. However, West Ham fans are not absolved of any wrong doing either. Unfortunately, racism is a really big problem still in soccer and their are “bad apples” in most, if not all, supporters groups. Chelsea fans deserve to be singled out for their part in what happened last week but all supporters groups should treat that incident as a reflection on supporter culture in general and not just as an isolated incident only involving Chelsea fans. The only way to truly eradicate racism is to admit it is a problem stamp it out everywhere. If we blame it on everyone else then we aren’t making any real steps towards changing the culture that allows racism to grow.
And you all thought domestic tournaments could not bring the same passion and excitement of continental ones.
Going down to ten men is kind of like forgetting your tie and left shoe on your wedding day. You look awkward, you’re unsure how to continue the current task, and by the time you’re done dancing your unshoed foot is so tired you will need a week’s rest before you think of walking off the couch to the refrigerator and back. Everton got a red card in the 56th minute yesterday. Typically, this would lead to 34 minutes of agonizing work for the ten men that are left on the pitch. Yesterday was different in that the ten men found a way back in the game an exceptional dribble from Kevin Mirallas who found a streaking Lukaku whom clumsily tapped the ball home to knot the game at one and send it to extra time. Extra time was more of the same. Everton held on and defended well and found themselves with chances on the counter. Again, Kevin Mirallas was involved in the go-ahead Toffee goal. Check out his free kick below:
We thought it was written in the stars that Everton would come away victorious but Carlton Cole, after just two minutes on the field, scored the equalizer in the 112th minute.
This locked the game and sent it to penalties.
Penalties are like flipping a coin. My sister could score on Gianluigi Buffon if he guessed the wrong way. They are a difficult end to a hard fought game. What surprised me about these pens was that Leighton Baines shot so late in Everton’s lineup. But that doesn’t matter.
Fan comes on at the West Ham-Spurs game and takes a free kick https://t.co/KozMVhbAbp
— liverpoolstuff (@stuffliverpool) August 16, 2014
For the rest of this guys life he has an unbeatable story to tell. If he ever has to give a fun fact in front of a group this will always be the one he goes with. I want to say it was probably worth it but he is probably banned from the stadium for life, got jail time, and has to pay huge fines. The most impressive part though is that this was a pretty decent free kick for taking it one time after running the full length of the field.
Previous Vine was taken down so please find a link to the video here: http://screamer.deadspin.com/west-ham-idiot-runs-length-of-pitch-takes-free-kick-fo-1622692013?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow