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World Football's Biggest FAILs of the Week

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterNovember 27, 2016

World Football's Biggest FAILs of the Week

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    Football can make the best among us act the fool.

    Consider the case of Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi, who attacked one of his players last week in a moment of football-induced rage.

    Or the case of Jan Vertonghen, the Belgian defender who's wanted by half of Europe but who can't stop dropping trophies. That can't be a good omen, right?

    And then there are the fans at Köln, another dumb ref, a dancing South American star and one terrible best (worst?) man.

    All together, they give us the fodder for B/R's World Football's Biggest FAILs of the Week. Enjoy.

Coach Attacks Player

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    Oh boy. This just can't happen.

    Last week, (former) Fiorentina manager Delio Rossi attacked (probably soon-to-be former) Fiorentina player Adem Ljajic during Fiorentina's draw with Novara in Serie A.

    Ljajic was unhappy with being subbed out during the first half and to show it, he gave Rossi a sarcastic round of applause.

    Rossi then gave him a slap upside the head.

    Not surprisingly, he was quickly fired by Fiorentina.

Vertonghen Drops the Trophy

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    Ajax won their second straight Dutch title over the weekend, and for the second year in a row, Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen dropped the Eredivisie trophy.

    This time, the silverware slammed into Vertonghen's toe. Ouch.

    Vertonghen is widely expected to leave Ajax this summer. Now you know the real reason why.

Raze the Roof

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    FC Köln were relegated from the Bundesliga over the weekend, and to show their displeasure, the team's fans set the stadium on fire.

    Yeah, that's real constructive, guys. No wonder Lukas Podolski wanted to leave so badly.

Excessive Celebration?

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    Spartak Moscow forward Emmanuel Emenike received a straight red card during his team's win over Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg this past weekend.

    What did Emenike do? Spit on someone? Break somebody's leg?

    Nope, he celebrated his goal.

Keep Your Head in the Game

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    Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso was caught secretly sending updates on Saturday's FA Cup final to his manager Jose Mourinho over the weekend.

    No big deal, right? That's a great use of a smart phone, no?

    Well, there was a match going on right in front of Xabi's face.


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    Here's a creative goal celebration from Tifo of Sport Recife (a Brazilian club). Gotta love that Moonwalk.

    What? That's how he protested after he received a red card?

    I don't think the referee got the message.

    Er, what was the message again?

Indecent Proposal

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    West Ham will play in the Championship playoff final after beating Cardiff City in the semis.

    And because of that fact, this dude apparently won't be serving as his best friend's best man anymore.

    Come on, bro. At least tell him in person.


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