Soccer Madness

There is some great soccer news out today (found both of them on deadspin). Check this out:

  1. A Romanian soccer team traded a player to competitor Regal Horia for 33 pounds of meat. Turned out to be a good deal for them too, because the guy they traded — perhaps sensing the inevitable after being swapped for meat — promptly retired. Check out this quote from the team:
    • “We are upset because we lost twice — firstly because we lost a good player and secondly because we lost our team’s food for a whole week,” said a Regal Horia official.
  2. Ron Artest move over. At a FA Cup match between Manchester and Liverpool Alan Smith (a ManU midfielder) broke his leg during the game. As the ambulance was leaving the stadium, a group of Liverpool fans attacked the ambulance – which is just ridiculous. Check out the news from London. The reports say the ambulance was surrounded by people who “threw stones and bottles” at it, and even tried to rock it from side to side. Nothing like a good riot – sheesh.

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