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Video: Bolivian Futbol Gone Wild

Have you seen this clip from the Blooming-Petrolero match in Bolivia? Yikes.


By Steve Goff  |  August 25, 2009; 2:25 PM ET
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Holy crap!

Posted by: spidergoose | August 25, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that typically gets you a yellow, or at least a stern talking to, accompanied by some pointing....

Posted by: JkR- | August 25, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"those cats were fast as lightening"

Posted by: billq1 | August 25, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Awesome

Posted by: Kev29 | August 25, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know how to throw a punch in Football? That kick was awesome but what is the point of running up to a guy who's just laid your team mate out and yelling at him? Knock the dude out!

Posted by: DadRyan | August 25, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

So #3 had a chance to hit #9 while #9 was down, in the first (or "argy") portion, but declined; but then had a chance to stew about it and changed his mind? Or does he think cleats to the face are more sportsmanlike than hitting a guy while he's down?

Posted by: fallschurch1 | August 25, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Sweep the leg, sweep the leg.

Put him in a bodybag, Johnny.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 25, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Where's Carl Douglas when you need him?

Posted by: Section117 | August 25, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

When you take Jhoon Rhee Self-Defense.... then you, too, can say.......

Posted by: stwasm | August 25, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Next week they'll be having a beer together with Evo Morales at the presidential palace in La Paz.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | August 25, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

"those cats were fast as lightening"

Posted by: billq1 | August 25, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse


Whoops, turns out he was here already.

Posted by: Section117 | August 25, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

La Paz paging Senor Kovalenko...

Posted by: DCU_VW | August 25, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

@Poopy, I'd agree that every time I've seen Tool they've killed it. As for Layne, I really only have memories seeing shuffling around Capital Hill back in the day. Dead man walking to say the least... It made me curious though, and after doing a little searching I'd say the band has nothing but righteous intentions in touring again. I'm more offended you missed watching United on television to see Linkin Park...;-)

Posted by: DadRyan | August 25, 2009 2:54 PM
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Yeah, I've seen Tool now 10 times and each time they've totally rocked.

As for Linkin Park, yeah yeah I know but what can ya do. They came on at 7:40, AIC came on at 6, and Tool came on at 9:30. Nothing I could do about it. Now if Linkin Park had played before AIC than I would've totally skipped their set and just showed up for the AIC/Tool closer.

That said, again, I was suprised by how decent they were live. I mean I'm not gonna run out and buy their albums but I can think of alot of other bands (cough cough, Kings Of Leon, cough cough) that would be worse to sit through in between AIC and Tool taking the stage.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 25, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantona wannabe

Posted by: Brokenbil | August 25, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

When you take Jhoon Rhee Self-Defense.... then you, too, can say.......

Posted by: stwasm | August 25, 2009 3:02 PM

NOBODY BOZZ-AZ ME! :-)

Posted by: Kev29 | August 25, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow!

Posted by: Kosh2 | August 25, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Say hello to the Bolivian David Beckham. Asked to comment on this, Beckham said he did not consider this high kick red card worthy.

Posted by: SoccerGuru | August 25, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

That was hilarious! Keystone cops hilarious.

Posted by: dogboy | August 25, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Who says soccer isn't a physical sport?
Yikes.

Posted by: hacksaw | August 25, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Jozy has scored his first goal for Hull City in the Carling cup. Hull 2 Southend United 1.

Posted by: spikeman | August 25, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Forgot to say its haftime in that game

Posted by: spikeman | August 25, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Jozy's first start... and Jozy's first goal in England!

Goal - Hull 2 (Jozy Altidore 42) Southend 0

Posted by: Kev29 | August 25, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Kick, scratch, claw, jeez another South American pansy futbol "fight" . . . . what a surprise . . . . . zzzzzzz

Posted by: OWNTF | August 25, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, it's not very pansy-like outside West Ham's ground tonight. Reports of ongoing (planned) violence between the two sets of fans.

http://londonist.com/2009/08/breaking_news_strong_violence_at_we.php

Posted by: Kev29 | August 25, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

LMAO!

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | August 25, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Are those the guys Etch has been scouting down in Bolivia?

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | August 25, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

To all you South Americans that like to say that things like this NEVER happen in South America. That it only happens in Central America. Well, here you go. At least Central Americans are not pretentious enough to say something so dumb! It happens EVERYWHERE!!

Posted by: Kromer523 | August 25, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Cody Arnoux scored for Everton's reserve team against Burnley's reserves.

Posted by: spikeman | August 25, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

That was the most dramatic run in Bolivian soccer history. Followed by something from the Karate Kid.

That man must take go by his new nickname from now on, "Super Foul!"

Posted by: UnitedDemon | August 25, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Skysports score tracker is reporting Jozy's goal was a 30yrd shot into lower corner. Sky can sometimes be inaccurate. Have not found video highlights anywhere yet.

Posted by: grubbsbl | August 25, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I thought he got all ball. Stupid refs.

Posted by: delantero | August 25, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Skysports score tracker is reporting Jozy's goal was a 30yrd shot into lower corner. Sky can sometimes be inaccurate. Have not found video highlights anywhere yet.

Posted by: grubbsbl | August 25, 2009 5:12 PM |


Espns score tracker says the same thing.

Posted by: spikeman | August 25, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Not very funny. He hospitalized the guy and is now facing a three year ban as well as criminal prosecution. About what he deserves.

Posted by: LostinPotomac | August 25, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I lived in Santa Cruz Bolivia for 6 years and went to many of the 'clasicos" between Blooming and Oriente. While nothing quite this extreme happened while I watched there was always chippy stuff going on. It's part of SA football.

Posted by: timoteo1 | August 25, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

a 3 year ban sounds harsh. I understand you can't just fly in and kick someone, but most peoples careers don't last (another) three years. 15 match or rest of the season sounds good. Also, he should be able to sue for assault, but that punishment should be separate from the sports punishment.

Not pertaining to the above situation, but in a similar vein: Seriously, soccer players or footballers need to stop acting like dancing nancies every time someone takes a shot at them (matterazzi). For instance, Zidanes headbutt was not really a huge deal and the guy acted like he had just been hit by mike tyson in his prime. lame. That is one reason that soccer will never FULLY be embraced in the us. I mean zidane still deserved a red card, but that does not excuse materazzi from acting like a total

I love the sport, but when obvious diving, overacting, whining , acting like a pansy and in general "bad behavior" are rewarded by refs, then it really turns my stomach.

I myself

Posted by: wordup1 | August 25, 2009 11:48 PM | Report abuse

a 3 year ban sounds harsh. I understand you can't just fly in and kick someone, but most peoples careers don't last (another) three years. 15 match or rest of the season sounds good. Also, he should be able to sue for assault, but that punishment should be separate from the sports punishment.

Not pertaining to the above situation, but in a similar vein: Seriously, soccer players or footballers need to stop acting like dancing nancies every time someone takes a shot at them (matterazzi). For instance, Zidanes headbutt was not really a huge deal and the guy acted like he had just been hit by mike tyson in his prime. lame. That is one reason that soccer will never FULLY be embraced in the us. I mean zidane still deserved a red card, but that does not excuse materazzi from acting like a total

I love the sport, but when obvious diving, overacting, whining , acting like a pansy and in general "bad behavior" are rewarded by refs, then it really turns my stomach.

I myself

Posted by: wordup1 | August 25, 2009 11:51 PM | Report abuse

The thing that bothers me most is what sort of contraption were they about to enter? It sort of looks like an inflatable moon-bounce shaped like an airplane fuselage. The oddest thing is than only the front is inflated. Would they just hang out in the uninflated part until the game ended? Was there a trap door? Does entering the airplane fuselage transport them to a mysterious island in the South Pacific?

Posted by: ComoPark | August 26, 2009 12:10 AM | Report abuse

wow that was unneccesary.

Posted by: RM27 | August 26, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

This is from a guy from the same team (Blooming) that had a fan invade the pitch and attack a player of Uruguay's River Plate just two weeks ago. What's going on? I don't recall stuff like this happening in Bolivia before, and I don't know of any particular rivalry with Uruguay.

Posted by: JPHT | August 26, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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