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Unconscious Soccer Player Gets Red Card for Diving


Deadspin writes:

Diving is a serious problem in soccer, yes? One referee is fighting the good fight, no matter how many critically injured players he has to send off.

From the lower tiers of Belgium comes poor Julien Lecomte, who was elbowed in the back of the head during a match last week. As he was being wheeled off on a stretcher, the referee decided to show him a red. Lecomte was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a concussion and three displaced vertebrae. The lesson here is that if you simply must suffer a painful and debilitating neck injury, don't do it in the box. They'll never believe you.

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