Adriano Suspended For Phantom Punch
Total Pro Sports- Brazilian soccer star Adriano, for Inter Milan, has been suspended 3 games for punching Daniele Gastadello of Sampdoria. When I first heard this news I assumed that the punishment fit the crime. After I watched the video, I realized this was not the case at all.
Adriano barely touches the guy and he flops to the ground like he has just been shot in the stomach. I know soccer players are notorious for their acting performances on the pitch, but this is a little extreme. During the course of a game it is hard for the refs to see the severity of a players actions, so sometimes in game penalties are assessed when they shouldn’t be. This was a foul, but no chance he should be suspended for 3 games.
It seems like the people who run Seria A have been taking advice from the NHL on how to penalize their players. If it were up to me I would suspend Daniele Gastadello, which would teach him to stay as his feet. Maybe, Gastadello wants to pursue a career in acting because that was an Oscar caliber performance.