Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Lesson in Sporting Behaviour

Posted: March 13, 2014 by thirdblindmouse in Uncategorized
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At times, we often see and discuss match situation where Unsporting Behaviour is concerned.  I’m sure many of us can come up with countless accounts and stories of USB situations that we have all had to deal with at some point in our carerrs.  However, never would I imagine a situation such as this…



German Bundesliga player Aaron Hunt refuses to take a penalty after a referee awards him one for supposedly getting tripped by a rival player. He shows true sportsmanship when he gets up and disputes the call.  However, does this mean that Hunt fell of his own accord and therefore, warrants him getting a caution for USB (simulation)?  Was the referee just being nice and rewarding the striker’s honesty by letting him get away with it?  Personally…I don’t think so.  After watching the replay quite a few times, it looks as though Hunt looses his footing and his toes catches the pitch as he takes a stride, resulting in his falling to the ground.

I applaud Mr. Hunt for being honest and more players should take note of his actions and be more honest themselves.  After all, this is the beautiful game and Aaron Hunt has proven exactly that!

Happy Whistling!

The Third Blind Mouse

  1. larbitre says:

    You and your crazy memes ThirdBlindMouse!

  2. When I look at it, I see Hunt’s right toe dig into the ground and his foot turn which trips him. So, yes, he went down of his own accord, but in the same way that it happens when you clip your own foot from behind. I don’t see simulation here, so I’m fine without the caution.

    Correct restart should’ve been a drop-ball.

    • Great catch and you’re absolutely right. I didn’t even think of that until now…restart should have been a drop-ball!

      • larbitre says:

        Restart given was dropped ball judging by the referee taking the ball from the GK Thirdblindmouse.

    • larbitre says:

      I agree that dropped ball is appropriate restart although I think fall was caused by legs running together before the toe dig? Just a fall by the player although depending on referee’s opinion, might have been on purpose in which case simulation.
      How often does this specifically happen to professional footballers?


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