Cypriot Soccer Match Interrupted By Exploding Flare Thrown At Injured…

This was the scene Sunday during the Anorthosis Famagusta-Omonia Nicosia match in Nicosia, Cyprus. Ricardo Laborde, one of the Anorthosis forwards, was receiving medical treatment when the flare came flying from the stands and exploded right next to him and the medical personnel tending to him. Somehow, no one was… » 10/22/12 10:45am 10/22/12 10:45am

Ukraine's 2-1 Comeback Win Left This Swede Feeling Black In The Face

So, yeah, the racism promised to emerge at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine actually did, though in classic 1960's spy drama fashion everyone's blaming the Russians. Sweden had no one to blame but themselves, meanwhile, after a stunning performance by Andriy Shevchenko led Ukraine past the Swedes for a 2-1 win. At… » 6/12/12 9:00am 6/12/12 9:00am

Polish Riot Police Vs. Croatian Hooligans—Who Ya Got?

We knew Polish police came prepared for Euro 2012, pants-pissing sound cannons and all. And we expected Eastern European fans to make trouble, because that's what they do. (UEFA has already opened an investigation into racist abuse from Russian fans.) But it turns out our first battle in the streets came at the… » 6/11/12 9:40am 6/11/12 9:40am

Piss Cannons And Scrotum-Seeking Dogs: Poland Is READY For Euro 2012

We already dealt with the possibility of trouble inside the stadiums at the European Championship, starting tomorrow. But what about non-matchdays? It's one solid month of foreigners, drunk and nationalistic, roaming an unfamiliar country. Some countries (England) have a reputation for traveling in numbers, and… » 6/07/12 1:10pm 6/07/12 1:10pm

This Is What A Decisive Victory In A Jack-In-The-Box Parking Lot Looks…

A few things can be taken from this fisticuffs festival outside a Jack-in-the-Box somewhere out there. ALWAYS guard yourself after you land a shot, especially if your foe has already landed at least three to your dome. NEVER hit a man when he's down. And YES, there are still Jack-in-the-Box eateries out there (2,200… » 1/17/12 8:30pm 1/17/12 8:30pm