Bite Attack causes panic – player feedback

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 though it is unlawful in all sports activities, even in an MMA struggle, there are occasions when somebody’s fuse blows.

Soccer followers keep in mind Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who bit his opponents a number of instances throughout his profession. Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is answerable 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 may be additionally a scandal in handball – a Lübeck player is answerable for it.

The World Handball Championship, at the moment in Poland and Sweden, was marred by an altercation in Thursday’s important 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 fingers and video proof examined by a choose convicted Skorupa.

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

Handball commentators have been shocked by the chew

The motion shocked the American sports activities commentator accountable for the sport. “I’ve by no means seen something like this earlier than,” he informed Focus information portal, shocked by Skorupa’s chew assault.

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 player himself has commented on the explosive state of affairs. “The TV footage 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 write down: “I used my chin to maintain his throwing arm down and move.

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

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

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