PSV Eindhoven's clash with Ajax had to be halted after smoke bombs were set off in the stands. Supporters of PSV were accused to have set off the bombs in protest against recent banning orders in Dutch football. Fourteen people were hospitalised as thick plumes of smoke engulfed sections of the Philips Stadion on Sunday afternoon (23/04/17). Ten fans and four security guards all received treatment for respiratory issues.
An AFL fan has been filmed allegedly launching a racist tirade against a Brisbane Lions trainer after shocking footage shows the man yell 'go back to the f***ing Chinese takeaway'. The allegedly racist attack was filmed by a fellow AFL fan at the Lions vs Western Bulldogs match at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Footage shows the angry football fan lean over the barrier and yell towards the field, 'go back to the f***ing Chinese takeaway you d***head, in a tirade believed to be targeted towards the Lions trainer. A shocked onlooker filmed the man, who wore a black shirt and pants and glasses, as he shouted from the stands. The man who filmed the incident claimed the racist rant was unleashed after a Lions trainer caused a 50m penalty, 7News reports. 'The man, of Asian descent, accidentally ran across Bob Murphy's mark kicking for goal causing a 50m penalty,' he said. 'Fans were disgusted and staff were notified. A gentleman behind me took notes on his seating and section number, and passed it onto the staff at the ground.' Etihad stadium management have said it is investigating the claims and are working with police to identify the man, according to the Herald Sun. It comes only weeks after AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan warned fans the sport has 'zero tolerance' for racism and told 'racist' fans to not bother attending the matches. 'There are still isolated instances and we're going to keep tackling them, we're going to keep calling them out,' said McLachlan told reporters. 'We have got a zero tolerance approach to this (but) we can do more and we will do more.' McLachlan was referring to an incident where Port Adelaide supporter, Maxine Spratt, 31, was reported by South Australian police on Tuesday for calling Eddie Betts an 'ape'. Spratt took to Facebook in a racist rant, and wrote the Crows forward 'should go back to the zoo where him and his family belong'. Victoria Police said they are investigating the incident and encourage any witnesses to come forward.
This is the horrifying moment a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter's arm was snapped in half when he refused to tap out. Fighter Ethan Crelinsten had his opponent in a 'kimura' armlock when his limb suddenly cracked and bent right back behind his head. Officials are seen rushing to the aid of the injured fighter, while Crelinsten cringes and looks distraught after the fight. The sickening accident was caught on camera at the West Coast ADCC Trials in Abu Dhabi on April 15.
Misses happen in soccer, and I’m sure Wondolowski would prefer that miss over the worst moment of his professional career on soccer’s biggest stage. But man, what a whiff it was.
Several members of the 2016-2017 NFL Champion New England Patriots will boycott their team's customary trip to the White House later this year.
DT Alan Branch, DE Chris Long, RB LeGarrette Blount, TE Martellus Bennett and LB Dont'a Hightower all decided to skip the opportunity to meet with President Trump.
Long, the son of sportscaster and former Oakland Raider Howie Long, said he wanted to be able to tell his children he made the right decision to take a stand against the visit.
McCourty said he didn't believe in Trump's exclusionary rhetoric.
The two athletes along with several Patriots fans were featured in a video supporting those who decided to boycott the Washington trip.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Coach Bill Belichick are said to be friends of the president.
Trump himself praised QB Tom Brady throughout the season, and the MVP was seen with a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker.
Perth Glory goalkeeper in the Australian A-League attempted a hero run but ended up failing miserably.
An AFL umpire narrowly missed a concussion after suddenly colliding with a Brisbane Lions player on Sunday night. Alistair Meldrum was goal umpiring the clash between the Brisbane Lions and the Richmond Tigers at the Gabba in Brisbane when he was knocked over. Meldrum was struck from behind by Lions forward Daniel McStay as he ran for the ball following a shot at goal by Richmond's Connor Menadue, according to 9News.
Newcastle Knights player David Bhana was carried from the field after suffering a suspected broken leg. Bhana was playing in the Intrust Premiership on Saturday at Lottoland against the Blacktown Workers when disaster struck. Only moments after coming on to the field in the second half the 24-year-old fell awkwardly in the tackle hyper-extending his left leg.
MMA Head Kick Knock-Out.
David Villa scored a wonder goal late on during New York City’s 2-0 win against Philadelphia Union. The former Barcelona forward smacked a bouncing ball from over 50 yards over the head of goalkeeper Andre Blake and into the net. The 35-year-old, who is Spain’s record goalscorer, told the MLS club’s Twitter feed that it was “one of the most difficult goals of my career”.
A rowdy group of Mexican soccer fans accidentally turned on some of their own teams supporters after mistakenly believing they were rooting for the opposing team. Watches complete chaos ensues and numerous Mexican fans are left bloodied and badgered.
Another day, another controversial comment from the mouth of LaVar Ball.
On Thursday, LaVar Ball explained why the UCLA Bruins couldn’t win the NCAA Tournament, and it had nothing to do with his son being torched for 39 points by De’Aaron Fox in the Sweet 16.
“Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow”
Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport got wind of these comments and he wasn’t having any of that at all. He took to Twitter on Friday and dropped his profanity laced reply to LaVar Ball.
LaVar Ball, the father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball, said comments he made about his son's white teammates were misunderstood.
"I love those guys," LaVar Ball said Friday.
Ball was quoted Thursday by the Southern California News Group as saying the Bruins lost to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament because his son injured his hamstring during the game and "realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow."
A spectator has captured the incredible moment an enormous bolt of lightning narrowly missed an oval as men played an amateur game of AFL. Steph Collis was watching her brother-in-law play through torrential downpour at Greaves Reserve, in Melbourne's south-east, on Saturday afternoon. As the men braved the awful conditions midway through the fourth quarter, the sky opened up in a brilliant flash of purple as lightning struck. With less than seven minutes to go and eight towering poles a reminder of the very real danger of electrocution, the game was immediately called off by officials.
Official PA TV reporter:“To those who use beatings and violence to solve their marital problems: Carefully read the Quranic verse again [Sura 4:34]. There are solutions before giving beatings. If you have to, there are religious rules for beatings that must be obeyed. Guys, the goal of the beatings is rebuke in a way that does not cause injury. You can even go ask someone about it.”
[Official PA TV, Talk of the Land, April 1, 2017]
The verse indicated is: “Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand” (Quran, Sura 4:34, Sahih International translation).
This is the gut-wrenching moment a burly footballer knocks a referee to the ground by kneeing him in the head during a vicious assault after being red-carded. The sickening incident happened early into an amateur match in Portugal between Porto league sides Canelas 2010 and Rio Tinto. Well-built Canelas number 10 Marco Goncalves was given his marching orders for punching an opponent in the face. And he reacted in the worst way possible by attacking ref Jose Rodrigues appearing to grab him by the neck before smashing his knee into his face. Police rushed onto the pitch to take Goncalves away and he was later arrested and told he would have to face trial. The match, which had just started, was suspended as a result of the violence after two minutes. The ref was taken to hospital with blood streaming from his face and told he had a broken nose. Canelas announced after footage of the attack emerged that it was sacking Goncalves, 34. Club president Bruno Canastro said: 'Marco Goncalves will never wear the Canelas FC 2010 shirt again. 'We want to show our full support for referee Jose Rodrigues and his family and wish him a speed recovery.' Luciano Goncalves, president of the Portuguese Referees Association, called the incident 'shameful.' He said: 'What happened is shameful for football and must never happen again. We run the risk that one day a referee will be killed.' Unrepentant Goncalves claimed afterwards the opponent he had lost his rag with had insulted him by calling him a son of a b***h and telling him: 'Death to your mum.' He told one local journalist he couldn't remember assaulting the ref. A footballer was expelled from his club in December after punching a teenage ref to the ground during a match in the northern Spanish city of Zaragoza. Rhanim Chouaib thumped the 18-year-old with a right hook before punching him twice more as he lay helpless on the ground after he showed a teammate a second yellow card for protesting a penalty.
Supporters in the home stands were caught brawling on bystanders' video in scenes reminiscent of Millwall's fans FA Cup semi-final shame from 2013, albeit on a far smaller scale. The fight was broken up and the perpetrators ejected from the stadium. There is no indication over what caused the fight.
He's not dead, just taking a nap in the yard.
Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka were ejected from Tuesday night's game between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre after they were involved in a physical altercation that included an exchange of punches. After Jimmy Butler connected on a three-pointer with just under four minutes remaining in the third quarter, Ibaka caught Lopez with an elbow beneath the basket, which prompted the Bulls big man to slap the ball out of Ibaka's hands. The two then exchanged punches, although neither appeared to land flush.
You gotta switch it up, or else you'll end up with a knee to the chin!
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard, 39, formerly known as Gavin Hubbard, won the women’s 90+kg division at the 2017 Australasian Weightlifting Championships in Melbourne.
She made history as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand in Melbourne breaking 4 national records in the process. Hubbard met all the International Olympic Committee and International Weightlifting Federation criteria to compete as a woman.
Michael Keelan, the head of the Australian Weightlifting Federation, was impressed by Hubbard’s composure and said “she’s on the cusp of creating a lot of history.”
This is the shocking moment a children's football match descended into violence when parents of boys from rival teams started brawling on the touch line. Several people were left needing hospital treatment when a pitch-side row among dads escalated into a fist fight at a game involving youngsters aged 12 and 13 on the Spanish island of Majorca. Footage taken by a shocked spectator showed the parents punching and kicking each other - ignoring the anguished screaming of mothers who were horrified at what they were seeing and trying to protect children at the scene. The game had to be suspended and police are now investigating the violent clash. Local reports said some of the children were already fighting when the parents waded in. The mass altercation happened on Sunday at a game between children's football teams Alaro and away side Collerense. The normally peaceful town of Alaro, an inland village tucked away in the west of the island, is described in holiday brochures as a place with 'rustic, authentic appeal' and a far cry from the resorts along the coast nearby. Several parents are understood to have invaded the pitch after a bad tackle by one of the players, some to voice protests at the foul and attend to the child that was lying on the grass after being upended and others to try to calm frayed tempers. Horrified mums could be overheard on the video shouting 'shame on you, shame on you' as the dads starting squaring up to each other by one of the goalmouths while another yelled: 'Get that boy out of here. He's a minor.' Seconds later the arguing erupted into a full-blown fight after one of the fathers appeared to push another - and was chased down by other fathers before being punched and kicked to the ground as others jumped in to defend him. Several fathers could be seen bear-hugging others from behind to stop them using their fists to carry on the fighting. A mother thought to have tried to separate the brawlers ended up injured and lying on the pitch and a child was left wailing on the sidelines. Local Civil Guard officers were probing the incident yesterday after receiving a string of complaints. Several people are said to have been treated in hospital for injuries, although none were thought to be serious. In January two fathers were filmed having an ugly fist fight by the side of the pitch during a game involving youngsters aged 16 to 18 on the island of Gran Canaria. One was left bloodied and bruised - and nursing an eye injury that required hospital treatment after being subjected to a string of punches before managing to escape.
Stefan Kraft breaks the record for the world’s longest ski jump, gliding an astounding 253.5 meters (~832 ft) through the air.
The NCAA Tournament is underway and already things have gotten ugly, only this time it was between two New Orleans teammates with one appearing to choke the other during an altercation. The incident occurred late in the second half of the First Four matchup, with Mount St. Mary's leading New Orleans. Travin Thibodeaux appeared to be upset at Christavious Gill for not passing the ball soon enough, leading to a three-second violation. Thibodeaux confronted Gill on the way towards the bench during the ensuing timeout. When Gill tried to push Thibodeaux away, the 6-foot-5 Thibodeaux appeared to put both of his hands around the neck of Gill before others quickly intervened.
A French rugby union match descended into chaos after an aggressive challenge sparked a mass brawl that involved all 30 players and even saw some home fans attack the away team. The two teams - Bedarrides and Stade Nicois - compete in Federale 2, the fourth tier of France's rugby pyramid, and were both in the running for promotion going into Sunday's clash. With tensions running high, a Stade Nicois player threw an opponent to the floor with more force than was necessary, sparking a brawl that would go on for several minutes and see every player get involved. As chaos ensued, the main bulk of the brawl fell into the main tier and some fans saw fit to get involved. Stade Nicois head coach David Bolgashvili claims his players were subjected to physical abuse from some of the home support. He told Nice-Matin: 'There was an aggressive tackle by one of our players, but it was fair in the eyes of the referee. The Bedarrides players then started the brawl and we fought like dogs.' On Bedarrides fans getting involved, Bolgashvili addied: 'There is no safety standard that is respected, there is only one handrail that separates the spectators from the field. 'The gate was open, and spectators ran on to the pitch to strike our players.' Somehow, the game was able to continue and Bedarrides went on to seal a 26-20 victory, earning five vital points and increasing their chances of promotion. However, Stade Nicois are hoping to get the result overturned by default after French rugby authorities launched an investigation into the incident.
Saturday's big clash in Croatia between Hajduk Split and Rijeka was interrupted by a masked hooligan intent on attacking the referee with an iron bar. The invader was allowed to chase the referee for a prolonged period without being restrained by stewards or police at the Stadion Poljud. Earlier the game was halted for several minutes in the second half due to fireworks being lit by the home fan.
Brazil is famous for it's unique take on the beautiful game. The most successful country in world cup history and the home of the likes of Pele and Ronaldinho is renowned for its love of 'joga bonito'. But a match between Gama and Brasiliense had to be stopped after brawls broke out between players and fans.
That look like it sucked big time.
Center Andrew Bogut suffered a fractured left tibia less than a minute into his Cleveland Cavaliers debut on Monday night, the Cavs announced. According to the team, Bogut underwent tests at Quicken Loans Arena, which revealed the fracture, and was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for further evaluation. There is currently no timetable for his return.