Monday, July 18, 2011
a back-heeled penalty? genius or disrespectful...you decide...
United Arab Emirates versus Lebanon.
In the 78th minute the UAE had a penalty and Awana Diab took responsibility for the kick. Things started normally as he began his run-up, but crazily, the number 13 spun a 180 midway towards the ball.
Then, in one of the most unsportsmanlike, arrogant, and yet truly hysterical incidents, Diab backheeled the penalty on goal. The cherry on the top arrived when, despite the spot-kick being pretty awful, the lame Lebanon keeper just watched it trickle into the net.
Afterwards some of the Lebanese team threatened to start some argy-bargy for the disrespect, but it all fizzled out fast.
Final score: UAE 6 Lebanon 2