Brazilian Player Red Carded For Flipping Double Bird At Booing Fans

Internacional's Fabrício is sort of like the Brazilian soccer league's Ron Artest, apparently. In his newest display of losing his mind on the pitch, the full back stopped playing in the middle of a game to shout at fans for booing him, then waved two middle fingers at his verbal assailants before the ref came to send… » 4/02/15 11:31am 4/02/15 11:31am

Can A Ref With No Red Card Send Someone Off? One Player Investigates

It's an interesting question, one that Guingamp's Benjamin Angoua tried valiantly to answer this weekend when, as the ref tried to show a red to a teammate, Angoua nipped and slapped at the card, hoping the ref would either listen to reason or get tired of trying to snatch the damn thing out of the air. » 9/29/14 12:36pm 9/29/14 12:36pm

Could A Simple New Rule Stop Refs From Ruining Big Soccer Games?

We're only a quarter of the way through this round of the Champions League, but by far the two best ties—Barcelona vs. Manchester City and Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal—are all but technically over. And while neither result is necessarily surprising, it's unfortunate that both matches turned on the controversial red… » 2/20/14 2:30pm 2/20/14 2:30pm

High School Soccer Player Is Very Sorry For Destroying Her Opponent…

"Sorry" doesn't put the teeth back in the jaw, or reset the broken nose. Still, it's a good start toward sportsmanship! The incident, from a Utah high school soccer game a couple weeks ago, managed to go viral when video of Petiola Manu going all Great Muta on Makenzie Clark's face made the local news. Now Manu… » 10/16/12 4:05pm 10/16/12 4:05pm