Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan Throws Shoe At Ref, Earns Yellow Card (Video)

Arda Turan throws shoe ref

Who throws a shoe?  Turkish midfielder Arda Turan does when he’s mad at officials, that’s who.

Atletico Madrid were having a bad day already, as they were trailing Barcelona 3-2 in the game and 4-2 in aggregate during their Copa del Rey match at the Vicente Calderon.  In addition to being behind on the scoreboard, Atletico were also playing a man down after Gabi was shown a red card for insulting referee Jesus Gil in the tunnel at halftime.  And they should have been two men down after Arda Turan threw his shoe at a linesman in frustration following a tackle from Barca’s Dani Alves, which caused his boot to leave his foot in the first place.

Check it out:

Surprisingly, that only earned Arda Turan a yellow card.

Atletico went on to lose the game and aggregate by the same score (3-2 and 4-2, respectively), but I think we all know the main lesson here: If you’re angry at a soccer ref but don’t want to be red carded, you’re better off throwing your shoe at him than insulting him.

Hat Tip – [Daily Mail]



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