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Artur Boruc was given “a punishment from God”

The Holy Goalie received his comeuppance, says Polish legend

We at The Spoiler were having trouble figuring out the reason for Artur Boruc’s massive howler against Northern Ireland at the weekend. Did he suffer a temporary rage blackout? Was he preoccupied by thoughts of T-shirts with hilariously offensive slogans on them?

Apparently not. This morning, legendary keeper and controversial pundit Jan Tomaszewski has cleared things up. The Pole – who was dubbed “The Man That Stopped England” after an outstanding performance in a World Cup qualifier in 1974 – says Boruc’s blunder was “a punishment from God”:

“Artur has no one to blame but himself. You could say he has had a punishment from God.

“He started a religious war in Glasgow and now it’s come back to haunt him. That is why he was under so much pressure in Belfast – as he is hated by most of the Protestant community.”

7 responses so far
  • McRib // March 31, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I don’t get the big deal about this. It wasn’t really a ‘blunder’, the ball was bobbling all over the place and ballooned up over his foot as he went to kick it.

  • hahaha // March 31, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    It wasn’t a blunder???
    How many outfield player do you see completely miss a ball when it is rolling gently toward them (even accounting for an awful bobble). You may miskick it but you don’t completely miss the ball unless you take your eye off it altogether. One of the worst I’ve ever seen.

    Also many of his teammates blamed him for all 3 goals (can’t comment on that as I haven’t seen the other two).

    Boruc is an idiot. Shame really as he can be a very good keeper when he puts his mind to it.

    If newcastle pay £4M for him at the end of the season (as is being reported) then they have more money than sense. I think they’ll look elswhere now.

  • Realist // March 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Artur Boruc is the best goalkeeper in the Scottish Premier League and is rated by many as being world class, one bad game doesn’t make his career and his more than esteemed career with Celtic (including a man of the match in the latest Old Firm derby league game) will lead to him comfortably avoiding a team who are battling relegation in the Premiership

    In fact, if I could be so bold, most goalkeepers in the Premiership would kill to attain the legend status that Boruc has at the club.

    The Celtic fans have forgotten about his other error earlier on in the season, and gradually Leo Beenhakker will forget about it also.

    As if Jan Tomaszewski’s statement was not ridiculous enough… This so-called religious war in Glasgow has existed for years, very often resulting in fines being doled out by UEFA against the Rangers fans for singing Sectarian anthems.


  • Bri // March 31, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Boruc is putting his social life before his career, but thats his choice.

    Jan Tom-slaverski doesn’t know what he’s talking about regards Glasgow and religious issues. Boruc’s big crime was blessing himself – somehting hes done all through his career, millions of catholic players do likewise – his big crime was that he refused to STOP doing it when he moved to Scotland, who exactly is being unreasonable here? Boruc has been stupid in this feud with these anti-catholic trogladytes and should have acted in a more dignified manner. But it seems that being stupid is part of his nature and being hate-filled, bottom-feeding trogladytes is part of theirs.

  • thoswynmill // April 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    How about putting some blame on the player who made the backpass.

    I was taught when you back-pass to the keeper, you never pass in the direction of the goal mouth. Always to either side of the goal.

  • rene levesque-caline // April 3, 2009 at 2:38 am

    thoswynwill is right on the nose.
    that’s the kind of things you start telling your 7 year old.

    Hahaha must have some personal demons to exorcice with Boruc or he needs glasses.
    The last bounce went right below knee level, it was wicked. At full speed, there was little he could do once he was commited to bringin his right foot forwards.

    What cow pasture where they playing on?

  • G the III // April 14, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Protestants. You protest about what?

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