I always secretly hoped that Ecuadorian Serie A soccer would be more like Batman Returns.
Here, in a stunning example of soccer players not being totally insane, Deportivo Quevedo defender Edwin Hurtado responds to his teammate being armed in the face trying to fight for position on a corner kick by trying to bite Barcelona Sporting Club’s Andres Franzoia in the nose. It’s like what Mike Tyson did to Evander Holyfield, but with better depth perception.
Here’s another angle of the bite, with more blood:
Sorry, that’s Gotham mayoral candidate Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot. It’s an easy mistake to make.
In all seriousness, though, I don’t know what’s worse … a player biting another player in the nose to be tough, or a player who got bit in the nose looking at the referee, then slowly collapsing backwards holding his face. You got nipped in the nose by a weirdo, dude, you’re gonna get the call. You don’t have to pretend like he roundhoused you in the teeth. Is it worse to get bit in the face, or flop because you didn’t?
Soccer is weird.
[h/t to Dirty Tackle]