Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Adriano Escapes Lengthy Ban, Thanks to Zidane and Big Mama

Last time we checked in on Adriano, he was facing a 120- to 540-day ban, which would have lasted the remainder of his loan spell at Sao Paolo, for head-butting an opponent. The Emperor got a reprieve Monday when a tribunal ruled that he used his head to push, not butt, and handed him a two-match ban.

Adriano's lawyers used the totally awesome Zidane headbutt video in his defense, but you know what really helped? His mama.From the report:

Adriano's mother Rosilda, who raised the former Brazil international in one of Rio de Janeiro's toughest neighbourhoods, appealed to the tribunal members for leniency in a television interview shown before the hearing.
Rosilda also baked cookies for the tribunal and promised that the boy's going to get a whooping tonight when he gets home.

Anyway, here's to all the mamas out there:

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