Gross Stuff: Soccer Player’s Hemorrhoids Rupture During Game (Video)

ponzio bloody shortsHave you ever wondered what it would look like if a soccer player had a nasty case of hemorrhoids, and they ruptured while he was playing a game?

If you answered “yes,” you’re crazy. Nevertheless, your curiosity is about to be quenched.

Meet Leo Ponzio, midfielder for the River Plate soccer club, which currently plays in Argentina’s second division. Mr. Ponzio was recently playing in a match against rival club Boca Unidos when a wicked case of hemorrhoids flared up…for all the world to see.

Now, in case it’s been a while since you took human bio, hemorrhoids are blood vessels that everyone has in the anal canal. Yes, I said the anal canal. However, when we say someone “has hemorrhoids,” what we’re talking about is an inflammation of these blood vessels. It’s an uncomfortable condition, and if it gets really bad, the vessels can burst.

And that takes us back to Ponzio, whose hemorrhoids burst during the match against Boca, creating a grizzly seen on the outside of his shorts. So obviously he stopped playing, right?

Wrong. Apparently he wasn’t experiencing discomfort, so he played the whole 90 minutes of his squad’s 2-1 win. He just kept changing his shorts.

Now, as someone who is always giving soccer players guff about being soft (especially the ones named Cristiano Ronaldo), I must say I admire this guy’s perseverance. Still, sometimes you need to just call it a day, especially when your shorts look like like they were used to clean up the mess following open heart surgery.

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