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Women’s Soccer Is Surprisingly Violent

Posted 11/06/2009 11:45 am by

elizabeth-lambert-new-mexico.JPGThere’s an old adage that describes soccer (football) as a gentleman’s game played by ruffians and rugby as a ruffian’s game played by gentlemen.  That’s never more true than when the gentlemen playing the game are ladies.  Take, for example, the supremely thuggish antics of Elizabeth Lambert, a 21-year-old defender on the New Mexico Lobos women’s soccer team.  I know she doesn’t look dangerous, but just check out this carnage.

A lot of people in America knock soccer for being a soft sport played by kids and foreigners, but those that do have never seen someone stop a soccer ball with their face or take a kick to the chops during a sliding tackle.  It gets violent, and as I explained to my friend’s daughter once during a lecture on how to get away with violence during sporting events, sometimes you have to give back instead of just getting.

Now, Elizabeth got a yellow card eventually, but she deserved a red card and an expulsion from the game.  Or an elbow to the face from a disgruntled BYU Cougar.  If you’re going to start that kind of ruckus, you should be carted off with a broken nose, at the very least.

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