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Saturday, November 28, 2015


Soccer star Radja Nainggolan mistaken for terrorist at Belgium hotel

Those who follow the A.S. Roma and Belgian national soccer clubs are very familiar with midfielder Radja Nainggolan. Those who don’t might mistake him for a terrorist, apparently. The Independent reports (via a Belgian newspaper) that Nainggolan was relaxing at a hotel in his native Belgium earlier this week when some fellow guests were concerned…Read More

Report: Soccer match in Germany cancelled due to concerns over car bomb

A friendly soccer match that was scheduled to be played between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled on Tuesday due to a security threat in the city of Hannover. The BBC reports that the stadium was evacuated less than two hours before kickoff after police became aware of a “concrete security threat.” Volker Kluwe, Hannover’s…Read More

Paris explosions outside soccer game kill at least four

At least four people were killed during explosions outside the Stade de France in Paris during a friendly soccer game Friday between France and Germany. The explosions were connected to widespread attacks throughout the city that left at least 150 people dead. The explosions were heard about 15 minutes into the match. Two of the…Read More

Soccer coach Liviu Petrache seen attacking 16-year-old player (Video)

A junior soccer coach for a youth team in Romania was caught on camera over the weekend attacking and kicking a 16-year-old player. The coach, who has been identified as Liviu Petrache by a Romanian news outlet, has been relieved of his duties. The attack, which occurred in the bench area, was secretly filmed and…Read More

Hope Solo accused of repeatedly slamming nephew’s head into cement

Hope Solo is once again facing charges of domestic violence after a judge reversed a decision from a lower court last week, and now her half-sister is speaking out. Solo’s half-sister, Teresa Obert, says the Olympic goalie assaulted her and her son on June 21, 2014. She claims the fight began with Solo going after…Read More

Brazilian soccer player Douglas dos Santos pees on field (Video)

Brazilian soccer player Douglas dos Santos was all ready to go before his club’s Copa Do Brasil quarter-final match on Wednesday, but he needed a few moments to take care of some business first. What we mean by that is nature called. Prior to the game, dos Santos took a knee in the middle of…Read More

Lionel Messi headbutts, puts hands on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s neck (Video)

Lionel Messi got uncharacteristically physical with an opponent during a preseason friendly between Roma and Barcelona on Wednesday. Messi got into it with Roma’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and headbutted his opponent. Then he put his hand on Yanga-Mbiwa’s neck, though he did not appear to squeeze. Both players received a yellow card for the exchange. Messi…Read More

Mexico fires Miguel Herrera for allegedly punching reporter

Mexican national soccer team manager Miguel Herrera has been relieved of his duties after allegedly striking a journalist in an altercation at a Philadelphia airport earlier this week. ESPN FC reported on Tuesday that the Mexico Football Federation had voted to relieve the 47-year-old Herrera of his duties. “El Piojo” had just led Mexico to…Read More

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