I don’t follow women’s sports, especially not college soccer, but I saw this news item on ESPN’s website and thought, “Female soccer player plays rough? How rough could it possibly be?!” Oh how wrong I was. Check out the clip and be prepared to be amazed.
That’s just downright hostile. Was this a soccer match or a cage fight?! Absolutely no excuse for that. She claims she’s not that kind of player and that emotion just got the better of her. If it were just 1 incident I’d buy that explanation. 2, ok maybe. But that many cheap shots in 1 game? No way a player who isn’t dirty commits that many awful, blatant fouls in one match. Oh wait, did your boyfriend just dump you? Were you playing still nursing pent-up anger? Oops, was I sexist just now? Then try this on for size: what do you tell a woman with 2 black eyes? I’m not gonna deliver the punch line, but yeah I went there.
And how was she not sent off? She was yellow carded for perhaps the softest foul she committed all day and got away with out-and-out thuggery the rest of the match. I smell a suspension for this officiating crew. Even peewee soccer officials would’ve spotted that mess.
Just when you think sports gets all sterile and boring, somebody goes out and spices it up a bit. Thanks, crazy soccer lady.