A biting attack provokes conflict – a strange rationale

About to occur: USA’s Paul Skorupa (left) bites the hand of Bahrain’s Hussein Al-Sayad. Photo: TT News Agency/AP / Johan Nilsson

Handball World Championship

Yannick Sauer

The sports activities world has seen a number of assaults. Because despite the fact that it is unlawful in all sports activities, even in an MMA battle, there are occasions when somebody’s fuse blows.

Soccer followers keep in mind Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who bit his opponents a number of occasions throughout his profession. Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is accountable for essentially the most well-known chew in sports activities historical past. In 1997, he bit off a part of the ear of his rival Evander Holyfield.

Evander Holyfield smiles after Mike Tyson bites his ear.

Evander Holyfield smiles after Mike Tyson bites his ear.Photo: dpa / Jeff Haynes

Now there’s additionally a scandal in handball – a Lübeck participant is accountable for it.

The World Handball Championship, presently in Poland and Sweden, was marred by an altercation in Thursday’s principal spherical conflict between the USA and Bahrain. American Paul Skorupa, who performs for the membership “WfL Lübeck-Schwartau” within the second division of Germany, was despatched off for biting an opponent within the fortieth minute.

Skorupa bit his opponents blood

He was too aggressive defensively, falling behind 19:21 and biting the hand of Bahrain’s Hussain Al-Sayyad. Bloodstains on his palms and video proof examined by a decide convicted Skorupa.

The Dusseldorf-born hoops runner noticed a blue card along with his pink card for being despatched off. It means the 23-12 months-outdated faces additional disciplinary motion.

Handball commentators have been shocked by the chew

The motion shocked the American sports activities commentator in command of the sport. “I’ve by no means seen something like this earlier than,” he instructed Focus information portal, shocked by Skorupa’s chew attack.

German commentator duo Finn-Ole Martins and Ina Grossmann additionally reacted in disbelief after watching the replay. “Look, he did not examine the deodorant. He bit it! It’s unbelievable,” Finn-Ole Martins stated to his colleague.

Sportdeutschland individually uploaded footage surrounding Skourpa and Al-Sayyad to YouTube.Video: YouTube/SDTV Handball

Skorupa protests his innocence

So far, the participant himself has commented on the explosive state of affairs. “The TV photos of the scene look very unhappy. But I wish to guarantee you that I didn’t chew my opponent,” Skorupa wrote on the Instagram account of his membership VfL Lübeck-Schwartau.

He goes on to put in writing: “I used my chin to maintain his throwing arm down and move.

Everyone has to resolve for themselves what they consider this reasoning. The controversial scene might be seen right here on Sportdeutschland TV’s YouTube channel.

Fan researcher Harald Lange writes completely for Watson in his weekly column about what is going on on in German soccer.

There are solely a few soccer songs which have made it onto the German charts. La Rocca’s World Cup tune, aptly titled “The One and Only Rudy Wöller”, peaked at quantity 26 in 2002. The easy lyrics have been sung loudly and impressively to the tune of Guantanamera in each soccer stadium within the nation 20 years in the past throughout worldwide matches. Joined by lengthy-lasting calls of “Ruuuuuuuudi”, followers selected their favourite and thus created an unmistakable determine of identification for the German nationwide soccer group.

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