$1,500 fine, is that a joke? I realize that MLS players aren't making millions
of dollars, but that is barely even a slap on the wrist. Even if I'm a low level
MLS player making 50 grand a year, getting a $1,500 fine for a reckless
challenge that almost ended a star's career seems pretty weak.
After watching the play, I think it is OUTRAGEOUS that the player that tackled
Morales was slapped on the wrist. There needs to be some kind of example given
on appropriate discipline in order to STOP this kind of terrible maiming
tackle. This just happened a couple weeks ago. Just goes to show how much
their DISCIPLINE is affecting these ruthless knot heads.What are
some kind of little golden boys the officials are afraid to offend? GIVE ME A
BREAK. Where is the civility in all this? Where there is no civility, HIT
THEIR POCKETBOOK and ABILITY TO PLAY IN A GAME. DUH.Makes me want to
go loose my cookies. UGH.
I agree with Hans that the discipline/suspension should equal the time lost by
the injured player for such obvious fouls that are beyond regular fair play. But
then I must remember that life is never fair.
So what MLS is saying is:If a guy is preparing to shoot, breaking
his leg = 3 game suspension.If a guy is not preparing to shoot, breaking
his leg = 10 game suspension.If I'm a coach, I'm telling my thugs to
wait until he's about to shoot before breaking his leg.MLS really
made a mess of this one.
This is so ridiculous. I think Jason Kreis' comments about the tackle were very
diplomatic, and I think that the disciplinary committee took that and used it as
a crutch for the sentence that they gave to Mondaini. This kind of suspension
is a joke. Brian Mullan got a $5000 fine and a 10 game suspension for breaking
Zakuani's leg. Where is that of suspension? The MLS is wanting to get big name
players? Good luck. They will be hard pressed to get those players when they
aren't controlling the players we have already.
The second picture of Morales's foot pointing up in the air while he is laying
down sideways to his right just reeks of pain. Swift recovery, Morales! BTW -If the coach didn't think it looked bad at first, does that mean he
expects his players to tackle other opponents that way as well? I'm just really
trying to understand the mindset here.
Shame to the MLS!!! It is unbelievable that the league awards a trophy for one
player risking somebody else's safety and job security. Next time a player make
a skilled play will have to carry a gun and shoot the defender's leg before
A fowl, if done purposely, that causes sever physical injury should be
accompanied by a criminal charge.
Not a big enough fine or a long enough suspension. Very disapointed in MLS
right now. Mondaini makes 45k a year. Fine him 4,500!
I have to disagree with Brave Sir Robin, If you simply make a tackle "late,
clumsy, and from behind" you get a slap on the wrist. So now
we know, that a tackle from the side is far worse than coming from behind!
Maybe the rational is; if you can see it coming it hurts more? Sincerely,choking on sarcasm
Thugs pretending to be athetes...Send soccer back to where it came
@runwasatchYour talking about heaven right?Or if your not