Friday, September 25, 2009

Crazy soccer tackle on newcomer Neymar (age 17)

This tackle on the young and upcoming soccer player Neymar was ridiculous. This is how someone almost broke my leg in two. I had to have surgery, and I was practically away from the fields for 1 1/2 years. I don’t understand why front ended tackles with the cleats up are even still allowed. I have seen instances where defensive players tackle with cleats up, but they “touch” the ball or the offensive player. The referee doesn’t give a yellow card, because there was no contact. However, if the offensive player doesn’t jump and get out of the way, then the tackle would have ended his career.

Soccer is a very contact sport and it is very strenuous on the muscles. However, these tackles are not done to take away the ball. These tackles are done to scare the offensive player or injure the offensive player.

Players who tackle and hit the opponents knee section need to be “RED Carded,” and then taken to judicial court over the league. The player should get fined and suspended from official games for 30 days or more, depending on how bad the injury.

If the defensive player merely misses the offensive player with a crazy tackle in the knee area, then the defensive player should be “Yellow Carded” and then taken to judicial court over the league for attempt of breaking someone’s leg. The defensive player should then do a suspension of 10-15 days.

I love hard soccer, and I love when people go in hard for the ball. However, when a tackle is near the knee area, it means the player isn’t playing the ball and he should be punished.

Bookmark and Share