Saturday, November 7, 2009

Understatement of the Year Award

University of New Mexico Women's Soccer Coach Kit Vela said:

In this instance, her ( UNM soccer player Elizabeth Lambert's) actions clearly crossed the line of fair play and good sportsmanship.
Don't know what I am talking about? Watch the video below and see for yourself.

Lambert apologized saying that her actions 'in the heat of the moment' were 'uncalled for'. Wow, yanking an opposing player to the ground by her hair? I would say that is uncalled for. I doubt seriously that the heat of the moment lasted a full 90 minutes. Amazingly, the refs missed most of this and she received only one yellow card (a warning) despite the string of penalties she committed. It would be also interesting to review tapes of previous games to see if this has been a pattern of rough play. If one does emerge, Coach Vela should be the next to go.

The sad thing is that someone (or group of someones) taught her that this type of play was okay.

The university has suspended her from the team indefinitely. She should be expelled.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cat Fight! How hot is that?

But still uncalled for.