This play disgusts me for so many reasons. I don’t think that another professional should ever deliberately try to injure a fellow professional. I also find it appalling that people who support other teams are crowing in joy over the fact that the above bit of violence has sidelined our star player. I mean, another human being’s misery will help their club, so why not cheer, right?
At some point, every football fan, at ANY club, should realize that if Ujfalusi did it to Messi, what’s to stop someone else from doing it to their star player? It’s a line that’s been transgressed before, but rarely with such premeditated malice. Anyhow. For those who haven’t seen it, here it is.
Early reports are saying that Messi will be out for two weeks, with the rather nebulous “ligament damage.” But the first step will be to get the swelling down, so that a proper examination can happen. We know more then.
For now, this moment of shame needs to be out there.
A very smart blogger on Twitter, Sonia Gelma, asked if everyone would be this upset had Ujfalusi injured Maxwell? The obvious answer is no. Or is it? To me, savagery such as Ujfalusi’s tarnishes the game, and drags it into a very different level, one that I’m not sure I want to see.
Match review coming later.