Nene Scraps It Out In Qatar

Former PSG star Nene has only been in Qatar for a short while, but he is already leaving skid marks on his new stomping ground as a video has surfaced of him getting involved in a needless brawl with an opposing player right at the death of a cup match against Al-Arabi.

After receiving a second booking for a clumsy and ill-timed challenge 94 minutes into the game the 31 year old flipped, lost his rag, and embroiled himself in a simply bizarre scuffle with Al-Arabi midfielder Houssine Kharja.

The scenes that followed were nothing short of chaotic. It even looked as if 2 Ku Klux Klan members made their way onto the pitch amidst all the madness, but you can interpret the white tunics in whatever way you want.

I think it’s safe to say the players in question will be handed subsequent bans, and who knows. Maybe Nene’s short lived tenure at Al-Gharafa could well be over. Joey Barton’s antics at the rear end of last season proved to be the end of his reign at QPR, for now anyway. Maybe the Brazilian winger’s fate will be of a similar nature.

Watch all the chaos ensue the booking right here.

Advertisements

Greek Player Banned For Life Over Nazi Salute

AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has received a lifetime ban from all national sides by the Greek FA after he appeared to perform a Nazi salute towards the supporters after scoring a late winner in Athens’s 2-1 victory over the low-lying Veria in a Super League tie on Saturday evening.

The Greek FA were outraged with the 19 year old’s actions, and rightly so. This is what they had to say on the matter

“The player’s action to salute to spectators in a Nazi manner is a severe provocation, insults all the victims of Nazi bestiality and injures the deeply pacifist and human character of the game,”

The player himself then took to Twitter hastily after the scene took place, and he immediately tried to excuse his actions, saying this. Katidis Tweets

 

Understand? Neither do we. But his tweets have been translated, and he has said this.

“I am not a fascist and would not have done it if I had known what it meant,”

 

Unfortunately, he will find it particularly difficult to be given the benefit of the doubt by the millions who will eventually see this video, and his excuse for his salute is rather sketchy, as the player claims he was simply pointing towards a sick friend and team mate in the crowd.

Pretty hard to believe his version of events, one must say.

Decide for yourself and watch the video here.

Good Guy Mings

For many a football fan, money is scarce nowadays. So when Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings saw a fan tweet he was ‘#skint’ and unable to make the Ipswich – Bolton tie, Mings decided that he would help a fan in need.

Mings showed maturity beyond his years in doing this, and it’s hard to believe that the Championship player is only 19 years old.

Check out the conversation between the footballer and an Ipswich fan here.

One thing is for sure. This guy is classy.