Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Karate Kid?

Kicking Back comments: I happened to run across this story Monday and a couple of things flashed through my head. First, was the manager blaming the referee for the incident ... the whole incident, including the fan running out onto the pitch. (This has to be the textbook definition of "intervening cause") Second, was as the story cites, "... about 100 ... fans smashed up a car they believed belonged to the referee ...". Who wants to bet the fans got that one wrong? Story continues below.

Chinese football fan karate kicks ref

A fan enraged by two quick red cards shown to the Qingdao Chinese Super League club at the weekend registered his annoyance by launching a karate kick at the referee and shoving a linesman.

The incident dealt another blow to the image of Chinese football, which is widely considered to be corrupt and riven with violence both on and off the pitch.

Slovenian forward Aleksander Rodic was the first Qingdao player given his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card for diving in the 67th minute of the 2-0 loss to Shanghai Shenhua on Sunday.

See the full story (and video!) here, courtesy of itn.co.uk

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