The Olympics started off with a bang! A big bang! The firework show was great and everything went off without a hitch…except for Mitt Romney’s visit and his criticisms of the event. All of the U.S. athletes are at optimal competing condition and have even raked in a few gold medals. But, everyone didn’t come to the Olympics with the best sportsmanship on their mind.
The ladies’ soccer team representing Colombia brought their street game to the professional competition. Abby Wambach, 32, of the U.S. soccer team suffered a black eye due to what is being called a “sucker punch” while racing down the field against her Colombian opponent, according to the Daily Mail. Lady Andrade of the Columbia team went in to cross Wambach’s path and got a little too physical.
Wambach fell to the ground writhing with pain, kicking her legs and rolling on the ground (puttin’ on). The play was stopped, but it appeared they were going to keep on going as long as they could without stopping the game. Despite her black eye, Wambach and the rest of the U.S. team went on to win the game 3-0 and Wambach broke the “U.S. women’s soccer record for goals at the Olympics with a tally of six.”
Andrade had this to say about her actions:
‘Nothing happened,’ she said through an interpreter.
‘It was just a normal part of the game. We were both running, she ran across me and we collided. I had my hands in the air. It was an accident.’
Okay. I can take that. But when she heard that Wambach wanted further disciplinary action against her (note: basic journalist trick to start some….), she said:
‘I think they should be, too, because they’re the United States. The whistle always goes in their favor. They were hitting us and hitting us, but there was never a whistle.’
Check out the play. The U.S. may have tried to get some “get back.” But let’s hope it was a simple mistake on their behalf when one of Columbia’s players is left laying on the ground puttin’ on like Wambach. These girls know they are much tougher than that. Read here for more details.