Monday, January 26, 2009
While Adriano's goal for Inter may have won the game against Sampdoria, his actions have just cost the team.
In the 40th minute of the game, Adriano punched Sampdoria player Daniele Gastaldello in the stomach while fighting for position during a corner kick. This punch wasn't noticed by the referee at the time, but the play has since been reviewed by Serie A.
Adriano has been suspended for 3 games for the punch. This suspension comes on the heels of coach Jose Mourinho also being suspended for 1 game.
While I think Gastaldello was diving a bit, what Adriano did was inexcuseable. There is no reason for a player to throw a punch, head butt etc.
WATCH THE PLAY: