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Player shocked by penis probe (Soccer on the field incident)
Reuters ^ | November 28

Posted on 11/28/2001 2:21:15 PM PST by Dan from Michigan

Player shocked by penis probe

MADRID (Reuters) - Sevilla's Francisco Gallardo says is totally surprised that the Spanish Football Federation has opened an investigation into his bizarre goal celebration during his team's 4-0 win over Valladolid at the weekend.

Gallardo was caught on camera bending down and biting team mate Jose Antonio Reyes' genitals in celebration of the striker's fine individual goal early in the second half of the match.

"I don't think what I did was very noteworthy," Gallardo was quoted as saying by the Spanish press on Wednesday.

"I am sure I didn't offend anyone, and anyway people at the ground were not even aware of the gesture. It was only when it was given coverage on the television and in the press that people realise what had happened.

"Anyway I had completely forgotten about the celebration by the time the game had ended and it would be a shame if I was punished for such a minor matter."

The player could face a fine or suspension for his actions, which may deemed to be an infringement of what is described in the federation's rulebook as "sporting dignity and decorum".


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What in the Blue Hell is that guy doing? Forget it. I don't want to know.

And I thought the Detroit Lions pic was bad.

1 posted on 11/28/2001 2:21:15 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
``biting team mate Jose Antonio Reyes' genitals in celebration''

Oooh, wonder what he would have done if they'd lost? *L*

2 posted on 11/28/2001 2:24:16 PM PST by Happygal
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To: Dan from Michigan
Is he related to Monica?
3 posted on 11/28/2001 2:24:18 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Dan from Michigan; chadsworth; Clovis_Skeptic
ROTFL!

This has got to be the most bizarre thing I have read in my life!

He doesn't understand why there is an investigation?

This guy is clearly from Palm Beach, right? :-)

4 posted on 11/28/2001 2:26:12 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: Dan from Michigan
Dude, it's soccer. "European football."

What in the blue hell do you expect?

5 posted on 11/28/2001 2:26:16 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: Ace2U

7 posted on 11/28/2001 2:31:03 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Dan from Michigan
Reason #1,342 to outlaw soccer.
8 posted on 11/28/2001 2:32:01 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: StoneColdGOP
I don't even expect this from soccer. I will say though that a teammate one time wore a soccer shirt to a football camp. He was forced to stay in 'football hit position' for it. He was also called a communist p****woman for wearing it.

I perfectly understand now....

10 posted on 11/28/2001 2:33:27 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
Its a European thing, you wouldn't understand. Unless you're from Detroit.
11 posted on 11/28/2001 2:33:50 PM PST by lelio
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To: TomGuy
The reason why I coach defense.
12 posted on 11/28/2001 2:34:27 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
Dan, I'm sick and tired of the intolerance on this site. I know you're all trying to make this into some kind of a "homosexual" thing.

Well I remember when I played fast pitch softball, anyone who hit a round-tripper knew as he did his home run trot that his team mates would empty the bench and anxiously await his arrival at home plate so everyone could bite him in the genitals. I understand that it is still the custom in San Francisco. Gosh, lighten up and celebrate diverse cultural customs.

/sarcasm and pure disgust off/

I understand this soccer team has a motto, "Go out and win this one for the nipper".

13 posted on 11/28/2001 2:35:10 PM PST by EODGUY
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To: Doctor Doom
Reason #1,342 to outlaw soccer.

Amen!! I simply cannot believe that this God-awful Euro, sissy game is catching on with American kids. Heaven help us!

14 posted on 11/28/2001 2:35:21 PM PST by southern rock
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To: ladyinred
LOLOL__
15 posted on 11/28/2001 2:36:02 PM PST by Patria One
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To: TomGuy
What does the caption to that picture say?
16 posted on 11/28/2001 2:39:35 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: Dan from Michigan
"I don't think what I did was very noteworthy,"
And the chances of Jose's (the other player) chances of scoring at the bar on Saturday nosedives ...
17 posted on 11/28/2001 2:39:59 PM PST by lelio
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To: southern rock; Doctor Doom
Soccer Mom Hell
18 posted on 11/28/2001 2:40:53 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: EODGUY
I was already giggling as I read this funny thread... but YOU *did* it... I am Laughing uncontrollably with tears streaming down my face. YOU are a good writer!

LOL! LOL!

19 posted on 11/28/2001 2:45:13 PM PST by meridia
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To: Dan from Michigan
I am sure I didn't offend anyone

Not even the bite-victim??

20 posted on 11/28/2001 2:46:20 PM PST by Cachelot
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To: Dan from Michigan
Is this guy out of the same genetic pool as that Turkey that PRESIDENT BUSH pardoned the other day?
21 posted on 11/28/2001 2:46:36 PM PST by tubebender
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To: Paul Atreides
Is he related to Monica?

A more accurate question :
Is he related to Lorena Bobbit ?

22 posted on 11/28/2001 2:49:32 PM PST by Centurion2000
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To: ladyinred
This guy is clearly from Palm Beach, right? :-)

Yes, he voted for Algore. Fourteen times.

But the votes were recorded for Patrick J Buchanan.

Oh, those danged butterfly ballots!

23 posted on 11/28/2001 2:54:10 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: riley1992
Soccer.....nuff said.
24 posted on 11/28/2001 3:01:46 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Centurion2000
That would be a great Celebrity Deathmatch: Bill Clinton vs Lorena Bobbitt!
25 posted on 11/28/2001 3:02:22 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: ladyinred
Or California. :>)
26 posted on 11/28/2001 3:03:16 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: Dan from Michigan
From King of the Hill:

Soccer was invented so the women folk would have something to do while the men were out fighting wars.

27 posted on 11/28/2001 3:06:03 PM PST by dpa5923
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To: Dan from Michigan
from Ananova

Player celebrates goal by nibbling scorer's penis

Midfielder Francisco Gallardo has been charged by the Spanish soccer federation for an unusual goal celebration. Gallardo bit Sevilla team-mate Jose Antonio Reyes' penis after he had scored in the 4-0 win over Valladolid.

Reyes was besieged by team-mates after scoring and Gallardo was seen to bend down and nibble at the goalscorer's genitalia.

He could face a fine or suspension for his actions, which may deemed to be an infringement of what is described in the federation's rule book as "sporting dignity and decorum".

"I felt a bit of a pinch but I didn't realise what Gallardo had done until I saw the video.

''The worst thing about it is the teasing I'm going to get from my teammates," Reyes said.

28 posted on 11/28/2001 3:06:24 PM PST by Looking for Diogenes
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To: Dan from Michigan
There was much ado made by the liberal press and others when it was reported that Elian Gonzalez grandmother, upon Elian's arrival at the family home in Florida, wanted to "see how he had grown" (my quotes), pulled down his pants and...er....checked him out. Does anyone remember this?

I think this is just a cultural thing, although I think I will stick to basketball.

29 posted on 11/28/2001 3:07:41 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Dan from Michigan; Liberty Ship
Those American "Sports Enthusiasts" who find this bizarre need to take a step back and objectively ponder their own sports related behavior for a moment.

As an American who is not a "sports enthusiast" this justs looks like run of the mill jock behavior. Did I miss something?

30 posted on 11/28/2001 3:14:05 PM PST by carpio
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To: Looking for Diogenes
Bwahahahahah. I can just picture this. He'll probably see a blown up "manhood" in his locker for next practice.
31 posted on 11/28/2001 3:14:44 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
The same thing happened to Bush when he played soccer recently with a turkey:


32 posted on 11/28/2001 3:19:04 PM PST by Silly
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To: Dan from Michigan
Soccer.....nuff said.

Yep. Europe's idea of manly does not exactly match mine.

33 posted on 11/28/2001 3:21:42 PM PST by riley1992
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To: Dan from Michigan
I dunno what this guy is scared of...he clearly wants the shaft... :-D
34 posted on 11/28/2001 3:22:03 PM PST by Map Kernow
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To: carpio
"As an American who is not a "sports enthusiast" this justs looks like run of the mill jock behavior. Did I miss something?"
Hell yes you missed something,bollock biting is not part of any sport I ever played!
35 posted on 11/28/2001 3:23:25 PM PST by damnlimey
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To: Paul Atreides
That would be a great Celebrity Deathmatch: Bill Clinton vs Lorena Bobbitt
LOL
Priceless!
36 posted on 11/28/2001 3:28:28 PM PST by hypatia
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To: damnlimey
I think genital biting is permitted in the classic rules of the game of cricket.
37 posted on 11/28/2001 3:33:58 PM PST by scottiewottie
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To: TomGuy
What is the context there? Was it ever explained?
38 posted on 11/28/2001 3:38:59 PM PST by Plummz
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To: EODGUY
I should have played more co-rec softball.
39 posted on 11/28/2001 3:44:05 PM PST by nancetc
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To: Dan from Michigan
AHHHH GGGEEEZZZ I was watching Headline News and they just showed the biting...ARRRRGGGGHHH
40 posted on 11/28/2001 3:45:28 PM PST by nancetc
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To: Dan from Michigan
Sherman, set the wayback...

In April, John Hopoate, a winger for the West Tigers was suspended for twelve matches (and later resigned from the club) following a bout of "unsportsmanlike" conduct during a rugby match.

Seems that Mr. Hopoate stuck his finger into the anus of not one, not two, but three North Queensland players in the course of the match. He denied it, but the video was, well, conclusive. In the ensuing media coverage of the story, it turned out that it wasn't the first time he had pulled this stunt, and that his coach, Terry Lamb new about the previous incident, and had seen video tape of it and laughed.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/rugby/news/2001/04/11/hopoate_downfall/

http://www.smh.com.au/news/0104/01/sport/sport1.html

But never fear, he was back in the NRL playing for the Sea Eagles in July.

In an even more bizarre twist on the tale, the New Zealand Cancer Society used a photo of one of the incidents in an advert for prostate cancer checks, which irritated the NRL and Mr. Hopoate's manager mightily.

http://afr.com/sport/2001/04/04/FFXVZWNY3LC.html

41 posted on 11/28/2001 3:49:26 PM PST by Slainte
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To: Dan from Michigan
I hope he didn't inhale!
42 posted on 11/28/2001 3:54:56 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: Dan from Michigan
Player shocked by penis probe?

A penis probe? That hurts just thinking about it!

43 posted on 11/28/2001 4:04:24 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: carpio
Good point. It starts with "innocent" towel popping in the locker room, followed by the inability to keep one's hands to one's self, culminating -- I thought -- in the bizzare juxtaposition of the quarterback and the center. Now this "spanish football" variation of manly athletic affection. Where will it end?
44 posted on 11/28/2001 4:10:37 PM PST by Liberty Ship
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To: dpa5923
"Sir, we need you to sign this permission slip so that your son can play in the soccer league"

"You know I don't sign any document issued by a government institution. "
--Dale Gribbl..er, ahh

Rusty Shackleford!

45 posted on 11/28/2001 4:14:08 PM PST by motzman
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To: motzman
uhh..
46 posted on 11/28/2001 4:16:57 PM PST by motzman
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To: scottiewottie
"I think genital biting is permitted in the classic rules of the game of cricket"

Uh oh,I think someones lying to you.
What did you do ?Maybe you can sue?

47 posted on 11/28/2001 4:24:08 PM PST by damnlimey
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To: Dan from Michigan
This is not what Jack Nicklaus, or Tiger Woods, had in mind when they stressed the importance of 'getting a ball to bite' on the green, is it? {;~)

"Soccer is the Marxist concept of the labor theory of value applied to sports--which may explain why socialist nations dominate in the World Cup. The purpose of a capitalist economy is to produce the maximum output for the least amount of exertion and work. Soccer produces huge volumes of work and effort but no output."

48 posted on 11/28/2001 4:26:36 PM PST by d14truth
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To: hypatia
This story makes me think of the Crocadile Dundee movie, in which Dundee grabs the big woman at the party, making sure she isn't a guy in drag.

I can just hear Barney Frank reading this in the paper and saying, "Maybe I'd better go there someday!"

49 posted on 11/28/2001 4:41:38 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: southern rock
Amen!! I simply cannot believe that this God-awful Euro, sissy game is catching on with American kids. Heaven help us!

I've played both football (in high school) and soccer (in middle school). Anyone who calls it a sissy game probably has never played it. It takes a fairly good amount of stamina to play. Hell, most people who are making fun of it now probably couldn't run half the amount a regular soccer player runs in a game. Not liking it is fine, I don't care for golf very much, but it is no more a sissy game than baseball is.....

50 posted on 11/28/2001 5:18:33 PM PST by Nate505
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