In case you’ve been buried under a rock for the past few weeks, this whole swine flu thing is becoming a pretty big deal. After all, when four or five states shut down high school athletics altogether, you know they’re worried about transmitting it from player-to-player and fan-to-fan. That’s what makes this story all the more disturbing, since Hector Reynoso, a defender from Chivas Guadalajara, spent the latter portion of his team’s Copa Libertadores match against CD Everton (Chile) coughing, spitting and shooting mucous on the face of Everton’s Sebastian Penco.
That’s right, a soccer player from an area near the heart of the swine flu outbreak spent a good little portion of his team’s tie with a foreign opponent (from a country where the swine flu outbreak has been significantly more limited) trying to pass along his germs, just in case he does have swine flu. And he was committed to spreading them, as you can see from the video after the break.
Feeling down about the economy? Upset that American seems to be slipping through the cracks? Well, now you can feel comfortable knowing that other civilized nations are equally racist: According to THE SUN (via the English soccer blog THE SPOILER), Everton star Victor Anichebe was the victim of outright racial profiling up the trendy English hamlet of Chesire at a high-end jewelry store, where police accused him of planning to rob it when he was just staring at a display case.
(Does this man look like the kind of guy who would steal a Rolex?)
In fact, this is worst than just a simple profiling case, it looks more like British cops preying on a weakened victim. The 20-year-old Anichebe was hobbling on crutches after suffering a career-ending knee injury in recent weeks, and police still thought he was “casing out” the store for a future robbery.
He’s a moody one isn’t he! Juventus star Tiago Mendes loves his team but hates his boss. Seeking to stay with the Italian Serie A power, Tiago has refused several transfers to other clubs. Notably, the club had considered moving him to Everton and Monaco, who will not be participants in the Champions League with all those endless Heineken commercials during the break.
However, Tiago’s temper finally boiled over at the team’s training complex, where he managed to imprison team President Giovanni Cobolli - in the potty.