Inter’s Chivu Sucker-Punches Bari’s Rossi (Video)

It looks like hockey isn’t the only sport with a sucker-punch problem.

Players from Inter and Bari did their best rendition of Jordan Staal vs. Brandon Prust during Serie A action on Thursday, with Inter’s Cristian Chivu playing the role of Staal and Bari’s Marco Rossi playing Prust.  Following an Inter free kick, Chivu was forced to retreat when the ball was cleared away, but not before throwing a right hook to the side of Rossi’s head.

Once he got tired of rolling around on the ground, Rossi was looking to settle things the way hockey players tend to, but members of both teams prevented that from happening.  Even one of the game’s most popular bad boys, Marco Materazzi, was playing peacemaker.  I guess fighting is one problem soccer will never have to deal with.

Chivu was not assessed a card because the officials did not see the incident.  Here is a look at the punch.

Hat Tip – [Dirty Tackle]

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