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Diego Simeone Suspended Rest Of La Liga Season For Bizarre Ball-Throwing Incident

The bit of unsportsmanlike conduct you see above comes from Atlético Madrid’s home match against Málaga this past weekend. As you can see, with Málaga in behind Atleti’s defense and acres of green ahead, some ball boy tosses another ball onto the pitch, presumably to distract the players and/or bait the ref into…

Shitty Dutch Soccer Fans Throw Coins At Spanish Beggars And Laugh

PSV and their fans are in Madrid today ahead of their Champions League clash with Atlético. Apparently not sufficiently entertained by their food, drinks, and conversations in the Plaza Mayor, the visiting Dutchmen decided to have some fun at the expense of some beggars by chucking coins onto the ground and laughing…

Holy Shit, A Chinese Team Just Bought Jackson Martínez For So Much Money

Look, Chinese teams flexing their newfound financial muscle by snatching up a handful of the best performers from the Brazilian league every season, or even by buying some very good though out of favor European players like Gervinho and Ramires is one thing. But breaking the bank for a striker on one of the best teams…

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FIFA Hit Real Madrid And Atlético With Two-Window Transfer Sanctions

Sepp Blatter warned everyone that this was coming, but it’s still a shocker seeing it: Real Madrid and Atlético have both been found in violation of FIFA rules regarding the signing of players under the age of 18 and punished with a prohibition on registering any new players for two transfer windows, starting this…

Best-Named Soccer Player In The World Scores A Game-Winner For Atlético Madrid

This is Thomas Partey, aka Party Tom, aka Tomás de la Fiesta. He’s a 22-year-old Ghanaian holding midfielder for Atlético Madrid who’s seen a lot of playing time lately since Tiago Mendes broke his leg in November. He also has the best name in La Liga and probably the world, unless you’re more partial to Isaac Success.