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Posted on 11/28/2001 2:21:15 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
Player shocked by penis probe
MADRID (Reuters) - Sevilla's Francisco Gallardo says is totally surprised that the Spanish Football Federation has opened an investigation into his bizarre goal celebration during his team's 4-0 win over Valladolid at the weekend.
Gallardo was caught on camera bending down and biting team mate Jose Antonio Reyes' genitals in celebration of the striker's fine individual goal early in the second half of the match.
"I don't think what I did was very noteworthy," Gallardo was quoted as saying by the Spanish press on Wednesday.
"I am sure I didn't offend anyone, and anyway people at the ground were not even aware of the gesture. It was only when it was given coverage on the television and in the press that people realise what had happened.
"Anyway I had completely forgotten about the celebration by the time the game had ended and it would be a shame if I was punished for such a minor matter."
The player could face a fine or suspension for his actions, which may deemed to be an infringement of what is described in the federation's rulebook as "sporting dignity and decorum".
And I thought the Detroit Lions pic was bad.
Oooh, wonder what he would have done if they'd lost? *L*
This has got to be the most bizarre thing I have read in my life!
He doesn't understand why there is an investigation?
This guy is clearly from Palm Beach, right? :-)
What in the blue hell do you expect?
I perfectly understand now....
Well I remember when I played fast pitch softball, anyone who hit a round-tripper knew as he did his home run trot that his team mates would empty the bench and anxiously await his arrival at home plate so everyone could bite him in the genitals. I understand that it is still the custom in San Francisco. Gosh, lighten up and celebrate diverse cultural customs.
/sarcasm and pure disgust off/
I understand this soccer team has a motto, "Go out and win this one for the nipper".
Amen!! I simply cannot believe that this God-awful Euro, sissy game is catching on with American kids. Heaven help us!
Not even the bite-victim??
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