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…[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TPjx1DMaEw%5D
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!
The Third Blind Mouse