Association Football Thread (New York Red Bulls, USMNT, And All Soccer Discussion)
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06-11-2012, 01:51 AM
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why ? because he punched the ground in frustration after getting tackled in the box trying to get to the ball during a scoring chance? last i checked punching the ground isn't against the rules. that's pretty much the only thing he did in the match against spain and I wouldn't even consider it remotely obnoxious. the media and pundits have been really perpetuating his "bad boy" image to the point of absurdity. so much so that anything he does, even small things, are over sensationalized. that plus the fact he is a
potential great black striker
at the moment a very good young player
doesn't help his cause. as you can see from past tournaments, including this one, europe is trying really hard to crack down on the racism with the anti racism campaigns they are displaying in the tournaments. i'll admit balotelli has his issues but who wouldn't have issues when they are unfairly and overly targeted all the time, especially at a young age of 21 and before that?.....
He was flopping around and fouling, and then he had a break away and instead of doing anything he just dicked around, got checked, then proceeded to sit up and just stare at nothing instead of getting back up. I'm sure that's not that out of place, but that's part of the reason I dislike soccer. Also his hair is ridiculous
I don't watch soccer, but he was just annoying to watch.
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