Macedonia defender only sees yellow after kung-fu assault on Shane Long

You must defeat Shane Long to stand a chance!

Both Republic of Macedonia defender Boban Grncharov and Ireland‘s Shane Long counted themselves lucky on Saturday evening – Grncharov for somehow not being sent off after wiping his football studs all over the striker’s face, and Long for not having to wake up in hospital on Sunday morning.

4 responses so far
  • revengeOfTheOwl // March 28, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Another case of whining Irish ? This was a dangerous case of high foot, thus the yellow card, but it’s hard to see this as intentional. The player is focussed on the ball.

  • Fat Nakago // March 28, 2011 at 4:06 am

    An ugly and no doubt misguided play to be sure, but he’s got a ways to go to top Nigel DeJong.

  • V // March 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    revengeOfTheOwl. Comical. What a ridiculous comment.

    It doesn’t matter if the player is focusing on the ball if he’s marching on with a sword or bearing a machine gun in his hands while he’s at it, does it?

  • R2Dad // March 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Violent conduct is a straight red, so the ref must have believed the foul was unsporting behavior for kicking? At head level? Seems to have gotten off lightly. Maybe in the EPL that’s a yellow, but most every other league it’s a red.

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