Zapruder Analysis of Kuwaiti Soccer Ref Punching a Player
0:49 -- I'm pretty sure that's the first time in recorded soccer history that someone has delivered a punch, a nut kick and a red card in a ten-second period.
0:51 -- Al Fadhli (paraphrasing): "Oh, hey, you over there...you want some, too? RED CARD! How you like that??"
0:54 -- Number 13 from the Camels is practically begging for a red card, too. He is beside himself.
1:20 -- Apparently, Number 13 got so worked up that he's having some sort of episode. He is being corralled by security workers as he crumbles to the ground out of fatigue.
1:23 -- On the sideline, Al Fadhli is explaining the rulings to a bunch of guys dressed like the Iron Sheik. You know, with Halloween coming up, it would be awesome if Dynamo head coach Dom Kinnear dressed as one of the sheiks for the next Dynamo game as an homage to this groundbreaking video.
1:27 -- Al Fadhli red cards one of the sheiks! See, if this were WWE, this is where the sheik who was thrown out would totally overreact to get a heel pop from a redneck crowd in, like, Birmingham or Chattanooga. Unfortunately, this is in Kuwait, where the sheik is presumably the babyface.
1:39 -- Penalty kick is good, and the Oiler forwards go hug the Camel goalkeeper, as if to say, "Yeah, we realize that Al Fadhli is a dumb-ass; let's all agree to behead him after the match is over." If they kept playing the video sequentially here, you'd see the Oiler players doing "rock, paper, scissors" with the Camel goalie to see who gets to tote Al Fadhli's severed head around town on the end of a stick.
1:46 -- On the ensuing kickoff, number 9 on the Camels winds up and blasts the ball at Al Fadhli, who -- yes, you guessed it -- doles out another red card! Amazingly, 9 argues and tries to sell it like he was actually making a real soccer play.
So Al Fadhli leaves the field, secure in the knowledge that he has blazed a trail for future soccer referees to stand up to the physical and psychological harm of bullying.
Now, hopefully one brave WWE referee will take Al Fadhli's cue and strike a blow for his coworkers...
(h/t The Big Lead)
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