Rugby is a nasty sport. Guys are constantly pulling all sorts of dirty tricks while hidden by the massive swarm of bodies around the ball. But South African player Nico Lee got caught doing something that’s truly disgusting.
Lee’s team, the Cheetahs, was playing Irish side Connacht in the international Pro14 league on Saturday when Lee was seen blowing snot all over Connacht flanker Colby Fainga’a.
It’s not visible in the video but apparently Lee’s mucus actually ended up on the face of his opponent.
Lee’s snot rocket went unpunished during the game, but he was called in for a disciplinary hearing. In the hearing Lee “accepted that he had cleared the contents of his nose onto the face of an opposing player” and was handed a 13-week suspension.
“It is difficult to imagine how an act of foul play of this sort could be worse, save for repeated acts or where actual injury is caused,” the disciplinary panel said.
Lee issued an apology, but didn’t apologize to the guy he covered in boogers.
Unless he wins an appeal, Lee isn’t eligible to return until July 21, long after the season is over.
Zion is too strong for his shoes
Here’s what happened to Zion Williamson on literally the first play of last night’s Duke-UNC game.
Have you ever seen that happen before? It’s not like he’s just playing a pickup game down at the Y on some old sneakers he dug out of the bottom of his closet. Those shoes were supposed to be top of the line. Even Barack Obama couldn’t believe it.
Making matters worse, Williamson was legitimately injured. He was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game with a knee injury. Coach K said after the game that Zion was diagnosed with a mild knee sprain and would have further tests soon.
The former president also extended well wishes to Williamson after the injury.
Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2019
Carlos Boozer, meanwhile, extended well wishes to a national park in Utah.
What in the world?
Georgia seriously lost to Mississippi State after a fan threw a stuffed animal on the court in the final seconds. The toss resulted in a technical foul, which gave MSU another foul shot and a chance to take the lead.
Georgia head coach Tom Crean was understandably livid.
Tom Crean on technical called with 0.5 seconds left after object thrown on floor by fan: “I’ve never seen that, not without a warning or an explanation.”— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) February 21, 2019
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