Here be Pies' top 10 footballing fair play failures; proving that, for every Aaron Hunt (who, let's face it, still attempted to con the referee in the first place before coming clean) there is an equal and opposite reaction...
With the game having already been temporarily halted twice beforehand due to crowd trouble, Monday evening's Turkish Super Lig tie between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce was abadoned entirely before half-time after several players where pelted with objects including flares, bottles, coins and stones.
Granted, there are some fairly serious footballing rivalries around the world but PAOK and Olympiakos share one of the most intense inter-city hatreds in the known universe, with derby games between the two clubs regularly peppered with fierce hostility.
The two teams met on Sunday evening, with PAOK scoring a 2-1 home victory over their Athens-based rivals though the game, as you'd imagine, didn't pass without controversy, with the post-match griping largely centred around one incident involving PAOK centre-half Juan Insaurralde and Olympiakos midfielder Delvin Ndinga.
In which Levante left-backNikos Karabelas puts the finishing touch to Real Madrid's 3-0 romp by storming in at the far post and slotting a clinical volley past his own 'keeper to flesh out his side's defeat...
Just in case the video gets pulled down, here be the requisite GIF.
As well as arguably being the J-League's most naturally gifted player, Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Hisato Sato is quickly making a name for himself outside of Japan as being the scorer of semi-regular wonder goals with his outstanding on-the-turn volley againstKawasaki Frontale on Saturday being the latest in a succession of jaw-dropping strikes from the 31-year-old forward.
Arsenal don't necessarily need an early goal to beat Bayern Munich in tomorrow's Champions League last-16 second league, according to manager Arsene Wenger. The Gunners need to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg, but Wenger indicated that he won't be overly concerned if his side don't strike in the opening stages.
Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich still have to produce a top performance to see off Arsenal in this week's Champions League last-16 tie. The reigning champions go into the home leg with a 2-0 advantage, but Robben insists the job is not done yet. He said: "It is going to be a very tough one. [...]
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is "very down" after picking up an injury in England's win over Denmark, according to manager Arsene Wenger. The midfielder is ruled out for six weeks with a broken bone is his feet and Wenger says he has gone on holiday to get over the disappointment. He said: "I think that the [.
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos says it is "no secret" that a move to the Premier League could be on the cards for him. The Germany international's contract talks with the European champions are currently at a standstill and he has been widely linked with a move to Manchester United. Ahead of his side's Champions [.
Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino is a possible summer signing for Manchester United and Liverpool, according to media reports. The Sunday People claims that both Premier League sides are scouting the 22-year-old Brazilian. But they will face competition from Italian side Inter Milan, who are also said to be interested in Firmino.
This chap's name is Paul Quinn, he is a Manchester United fan (but try not to hold that against him!) and he has spent a recent evening creating a sublime, multi-layered acoustic rendition of The Champions League theme music or "Zadok the Priest", if you prefer its proper classical name.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he was able to enjoy the easy 4-0 win over Tottenham yesterday. The Blues boss says his side were in total control after taking the lead. He said: "We can say the first goal was a mistake but we can also say the way Eto'o reads the mistake was fantastic, [...]
Samuel Eto'o got two surprise's today first he started the game after Fernando Torres got injured in the warm-up ahead of their game against Tottenham and secondly he got some really funny reaction to a sniff of his nasal spray just before kick-off!
Tottenham produced a series of errors to allow Chelsea to coast to an easily win this evening. The icing on the cake was this hilarious 30-yard header back towards his own goal from Kyle Walker that allowed Demba Ba to muscle in and score the fourth and final goal for the Blues.
Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o took advantage of a disastrous error by Jan Vertonghen to give his side the lead against Spurs then took a potshot at manager Jose Mourinho. The Cameroon international nipped in to intercept Vertonghen's attempted backpass. But it's his celebration that will grab the headlines.
Tim Sherwood says he expects Chelsea to fall short in the title race ahead of his Tottenham side's visit to Stamford Bridge this evening. The Spurs boss believes Manchester City will ultimately have too much for Jose Mourinho's team, although he expects the Blues to be in contention until the end of the season.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says his club's awful record at Chelsea means they are under no pressure when they visit Stamford Bridge this evening. Spurs haven't won at their London rivals for 24 years ahead of today's meeting. Asked why their track record is so bad, Sherwood said: "No idea. Obviously what's happened in the [.
Here's Tim Sherwood's press interview after yesterdays' 4-0 defeat of Spurs at Chelsea, and at least Tim tells the truth too many of his players just don't have the heart but how many times has a manager said these things after a game? Tim Sherwood at press conference last night Not many times [...
Well, the USWNT certainly wrote an Algrave Cup story we have never seen before. After losing to Japan in group game #2, the Lady Nats fell short in a rally attempt against Denmark and now playing North Korea in the seventh place match is the only drama remaining. That means, win or loss, this will be the team's worst ever finish at the tournament.
Spotted as Real Madrid emerged from the stands to warm-up ahead of their weekend fixture against Levante, here's Isco ribbing his team-mate Asier Illarramendi after it emerged the latter was forced to apologise to the club for playing fast and loose with their injury risk code by dressing up as Batman and running rings around a bull in the middle of a Basque street festival.
With their beloved Aberdeen set to take on Inverness Caley Thistle in the upcoming Scottish League Cup Final this coming Sunday, the shaggy lads over at Fitba Thatba have produced their 100% unofficial anthem to mark the occasion, entitled "Stand Free!".
It's a belter of a tune and features a reference to Eoin Jess; what more could you ask for?
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini cited his team's sluggish pace for the first 46 minutes as the reason for yesterday's FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Championship side Wigan. The Chilean says his side only reacted when the Latics scored their second goal shortly after half-time. He said: "I think we had two games in the [.
A large pat on the back goes to Werder Bremen forward Aaron Hunt who, during yesterday's Bundesliga tie against Nuremberg, illegitimately won his side a penalty when he went sprawling in the box only to stand up and confess to the referee that he had merely stumbled and that a penalty was the wrong decision, with the official duly changing his mind and ordering play to continue.
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Chelsea Tottenham 4 -0 All Goals Premier League 08.03.14 by Dynamic Sports
Tottenham matched Chelsea for much of the first half however all there good work was undone in just three minutes of second-half play first Jan Vertonghen slipped on his ass and as he desperately tried to get out of trouble his pass only found old man Samuel Eto'o with only the keeper to beat and he made no mistake and just two minutes later Eto'o again was in the thick of the action as he was fouled by Younes Kaboul when in on goal and Tottenham were dealt a double whammy of the penalty being scored by Eden Hazard and Kaboul receiving a straight red card.
It is just about halftime at AFAS-Stadion and a certain footloose young man named Aron Jóhannsson is already on a hat trick. Stay tuned, folks, Aron Johannsson door goalsandmore Aron Johannsson2 door goalsandmore - Greg Seltzer
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Like a bad highlight reel or a Rocky and Bulwinkle show, the US didn't play to win, or even to impress. No, they played to get off the team. The lone bright star out there was Howard. Stopping two through ball first shots by Ukraine, he couldn't carry his defense on his shoulders. The US attack looked anemic.