Closer...Too Close! Gabriel Heinze Drilled By Camera (With Video)
Yahoo Sports has made Gabriel Heinz a viral video superstar. Every so often there are players that dislike how close the media gets to them.
Gabriel Heinz is no exception. There have been guys like Randy Johnson pushing cameras aside. There have been others that spit at reporters.
This time a World Cup cameraman was too close to the action and received the shot he did not want.
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain scored a goal for Diego Maradona's squad in the 33rd minute of the match against Mexico.
This would help the Argentina squad take a 2-0 advantage heading into half-time.
After the goal, coaches and players were celebrating. Fans were going wild. A cameraman's job is to find the best shot of what is going on and shoot it.
This man got too close for comfort with Gabriel Heinze and paid the price.
Justifying the Action
The camera man should let the players celebrate the moment from a distance. This may be the only time in the players' life or the last time that they get a chance to celebrate.
The World Cup comes around all four years and some of them may not be back.
There is also a zoom in feature on the camera, in case the camera man did not know.
Heinze may be thanking God that cameras and their owners do not count as players or participants on the field or in action.
If that were the case, he could have ended up with a red card. That would have had him expelled from the game and the team's next efforts.
At this point in the tournament, Argentina can not afford to have red cards and lose players.
Closing With a Joke
Adam Jacobi of SB Nation reported the same incident and included a joke that I would like to share with Bleacher Report users.
He says, "What do the five fingers say to the camera? Pretty much the same thing the camera said to Heinze's face, actually."