Marko Marin Knocked Clean Off His Feet By Empty Plastic Cup (Video)

Chris Wright

20th, February 2012


By Chris Wright

In which, during his side’s 3-1 Nordderby win over Hamburg in the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen hardman Marko Marin gets hacked down mercilessly by an empty plastic cup thrown from the crowd…

Of course, objects being thrown from the terraces is deplorable but…y’know…shit happens and the fact that Marin instinctive reaction was hit the turf holding his Achilles as soon as he felt the first waft of a nudge is, to my eye at least, indicative of the mindset of flimsy footballers these days.

With that in mind, this is an open message to all footballers around the globe:

“Please stop being such soft sods. You’re giving me kidney stones.”

Video: 101GG

Posted in Bundesliga, FAIL, Hardmen, Injuries, Videos

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  1. sexgod says:

    its not empty clearly has water in it, but still sad.

  2. Adam says:

    Well he does only have a strength rating of 27 on FIFA 12…

  3. Neil Warlock says:

    What annoys me as well the over reaction to getting hit was when he threw it down and looked at the ref as if it was the ref`s fault!,man up you tit and get on with it.

  4. hachel says:

    It wasn’t empty, there was a lighter in it, you could see it on german tv. You can also see him picking it up along with the cup

  5. dc says:

    yeah that hit him with some force, empty plastic cups dont travel that fast

  6. df says:

    hey look! another graduate from the busquets school of diving!

  7. bobbie says:

    Looks like a lighter in a half full cup of beer thrown from a long distance, it probably did hurt catching him on the back of the ankle.

    This is like reading Daily Mail sensationalism.

  8. Pierre Jean-Pierre says:

    Well there might be a grey zone somewhere between “roll on the pitch like you’re Busquets/Valbuena” and “act as if your thighs are made of goddamn iron”, don’t you think ?

    When I read the article, you almost seem to deny him his right to feel pain, which seems exagerated considering the impact.

  9. sloth says:

    It looks like the ref took away the corner for that?

  10. Matthew says:

    Clearly the cup wasn’t empty.
    Also, Marin is an excellent player. But sure, he shouldn’t have immediately grabbed his ankle and acted like he got hit with a 2×4. The fact still remains, fans shouldn’t be throwing shit at the players on the pitch in the first place.

  11. DEETSTEST says:

    some dumb people here. Use your common sense. Plastic bottles with water thrown from distance hurts. Even without water, it hurts a lot. You guys probably never gets thrown at with bottles before. Hate people with no common sense.

  12. gil says:

    if that was Gerrard. He would be out for 2 months

  13. deckard says:

    and what if it was robben. seeing this happened in germany i bet he is too scared to play now.

  14. 2-4-6-8-Motorway says:

    Robben would call a press conference and cry like a pussy (which he is) about the pain he had to endure

  15. WildScotsman6 says:

    oh no! beer!! it’s gonna soak into my sweat and get me steamin, messing ma football up!

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