Monday, July 13, 2009

The Gold Cup sets World Cup standards of punishment

Aguirre smelt it, CONCACAF dealt it

Remember that gigantic donnybrook late last week between Mexico and Panama, the one in which limbs were torn from bodies and players ran bleeding and delirious into the warm Houston night?

Yeah, well CONCACAF acted swiftly to dole out some punishments, and the only one feeling the pinch is Mexico coach Javier Aguirre, smarting from a three-match suspension. His wonderful leg-sweep near the sideline sparked a wonderful brawl, the likes of which hadn't been seen since that night in Detroit, and though plenty of shoving matches took place after the Cobra Kai move, only Aguirre is in the doghouse.

"The committee acknowledged that Mr. Aguirre is well known to them as a responsible person and it was their belief that this was an aberration rather than any aspect of his normal behavior," mumbled CONCACAF secretary Chuck Blazer in-between heavy abuse of the gratis buffet table.

Aguirre apologized, and we can all move on with our lives. At least until the next time it happens.

4 comments:

The Fan's Attic said...

"His wonderful leg-sweep near the sideline sparked a wonderful brawl, the likes of which hadn't been seen since that night in Detroit, and though plenty of shoving matches took place after the Cobra Kai move, only Aguirre is in the doghouse."

Another Bill Simmons acolyte?

Mike Georger said...

I'll say it, the only good thing about The Karate Kid was the soundtrack. Ralph Macchio was such a pussy. Then again I grew up watching Bloodsport.

And speaking of the World Cup ... not really ... Look who found out about the Homeless World Cup!, only a mere ten months after there was a write up on it over here. At least they took the chance to make a crack about nobody but Latinos playing the game here.

Precious Roy said...

You're the best around... And nothing's ever gonna keep you down...

Aguirre on the other hand is a prick and the entirety of the Mexican side and country should have been punished. After all he kicked a player and the almost exclusively pro-Mexican crowd pelted the field with debris.

Whizalen said...

scored the karate kid soundtrack on vinyl just last weekend