Skip to comments.Bolivian president delivers groin shot in soccer friendly
Posted on 10/07/2010 11:21:10 AM PDT by La Lydia
Bolivan president Evo Morales brought down one of his political opponents during a soccer friendly with one swift blow. A low blow, that is. In a match to inaugurate a renovated stadium in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, Morales and a gang of bodyguards and government officials faced off against a team led by political ally turned foe, La Paz mayor Luis Revilla.
About five minutes into last weeks match, the 50-year-old Morales was challenged and gashed by Revillas teammate, La Paz civil servant Daniel Gustavo Cartagena, according to guardian.co.uk....
Morales walked up to Cartagena after the play and showed him his wound. The president then delivered a quick shot to his opponents groin.
Cartagena tumbled to the ground, and the match went downhill from there.
The contest turned into a foul-filled affair in which several players were thrown out. The game ended in a 4-4 draw.
One of Moraless bodyguards even tried to arrest Cartagena after the whistle, according to the newspaper La Razón. The president has denied ordering the arrest.
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Somehow ... I don’t see Obama taking this approach ...
That is not soccer friendly.
THIS is soccer friendly:
Peter Niemeyer fasst Schiedsrichterin Bibiana Steinhaus an die Brust
I bet the ref didn’t Red Card, or even Yellow Card the Prez.
Soccer would draw more viewers if it was managed by the WWE.
Probably set the guy up, like they set up Ray Nitschke in “The Longest Yard.”
They red-carded Zidane for a head-butt, so the prez deserved one for sure.