Monday, February 25, 2008

Mark Van Bommel Tells The Ref How He Really Feels

I woke up Sunday morning and caught the end of the Carling Cup, which was thrilling in so much as Chelsea lost to Tottenham in extra time, but after that I didn't have anything else to do. I already had masturbated to the Lindsay Lohan pics (NSFW). So, in perusing my channel guide I found the Bayern Munich - Hamburg SV going into extra time knotted at 1-1.

The match ended at 1-1, which is not noteworthy nor entertaining, but there was still some quality entertainment thanks to Bayern's Mark Van Bommel. Hit the video after the jump.

1-1 Bayern Munich vs. Hamburger SV Goals & Red Card
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I've got to hand it to Van Bommel; that was a great way to be sent off. Frequently, you don't get the opportunity to really tell the ref how you feel about him. First, he went with the always great sarcastic clap for the ref's decision right in his face. Great style points and quite communicative of his true feelings.

The real kicker though was the childish antics of continuing to mouth off as the ref turns away and then the behind the back eff-you gesture right as the ref turns back to award a second yellow. I did that once to my mother when I was young and bratty. I got a good whooping for that.

I was quite impressed, and I'm not sure if it deserves positive or negative points, with the swift and industrious manner in which Van Bommel left the pitch. It took only a matter of seconds. He knew he was gone and just jogged right off the pitch. It was the antithesis of a Chelsea send-off. In any other league, Van Bommel would have continued to argue, John Terry would berate the ref and try to grab the card , and Van Bommel would take his sweet time sauntering off.


The NY Kid said...

Clearly, van Bommel is looking to play for SAF

Lingering Bursitis said...

That was absolutely fantastic. Excellent find, Attic. Sheer excellence.

The workmanlike exit from the pitch was hilarious, not to mention his little "fuck you" salute.

ΓΌ75 said...

I showed this to some people at work tonight. Howls all around.