Controversy Down Under

Video: A lesson in good sportsmanship from Australia

Midfielder walks the very fine line between cunning and cheating

In South Melbourne’s recent Victoria Premier League match with stupidly named Sunshine Georgies FC, Brazilian midfielder Fernando de Moraes courteously returned the ball to the opposing keeper after it was put out of play due to injury. Said courtesy didn’t last long, however, as the Brazilian proceeded to chase down his own throw and put in in the net.

6 responses so far
  • Andy // August 24, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I actually don’t think there is anything wrong with what he did apart from his over the top goal celebration!

  • SPOT // August 24, 2009 at 11:06 am


  • McRib // August 24, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Yeah, nothing wrong with that. Although he shouldn’t be celebrating like he just won the world cup!

  • Andrew // August 24, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Vintage South Melbourne. Bob Jane Stadium at it’s fullest right there.

  • stoopiid f00ls // August 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Nothing wrong? are you people footballers or couch potatoes?

  • Bokolis // August 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with the stunt or his utter lack of humility. And, the federation will severely punish whoever did him afterwards. Wait…no one did him? Then the cunts deserved it…keeper turned his back, took two touches, swamp rat sensor obviously broken and no one warned him there was one approaching.

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