Why Running Is Better Than Soccer

Posted: January 25, 2008 in Running Humour

I was reminded why running is a much better sport than soccer yesterday when I read an article on BBC on the violent nature of soccer. It not about the infamous soccer hooligans but how the players at times have a go at each other.

In Tuesday’s Carling Cup match between Asernal and arch rivals Tottenham hotspurs, Asernal’s Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner squared up to each other and Bendtner appeared to suffer a cut nose.

According to good old BBC ” It is not the first time that team-mates have been involved in a bare knuckle fight on the pitch.”

Infamous Soccer Brawls

“Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer were sent off after brawling at St James’ Park in 2005 when they were playing for Newcastle, who had fallen 3-0 behind to Aston Villa.

Seven years ago Bradford’s Stuart McCall had to have stitches in a facial wound after Andy Myers struck him just before half-time of the 6-1 defeat to Leeds.

And in 1995, Blackburn team-mates David Batty and Graeme Le Saux came to blows during a Champions League match against Spartak Moscow.”

Of course I cant forget the Zinedane Zidane head butt that would have made Mike Tyson proud!

Apart from shoving and pushing at the start of a marathon I am yet to hear an ugly incident of runners having a go at one another.


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