Luis Fabiano Shown Red Card For Fabulously Dramatic Piece Of Play-Acting During Copa Libertadores Game (Video)

Chris Wright

24th, April 2015


By Chris Wright


“Jazz hands!”

We feel we really must congratulate Luis Fabiano for his wild, engrossing am-dram performance during Wednesday evening’s Copa Libertadores clash between Sao Paulo and Corinthians, in which the 34-year-old former Sevilla striker managed to get himself sent-off for a truly marvellous play-acting.

Eschewing understated naturalism, Fabiano instead opted for a more classic melodramatic approach to his craft while pretending to have been clobbered in the face by Corinthians midfielder John Stiven Mendoza in the second half.

After taking a split-second to establish eye contact with his audience (the referee), Fabiano then proceeded to flail to the deck like a dead squid being casually tossed out of a second storey window…

The philistine referee, obviously not an appreciator of the theatrical arts, was steadfastly unimpressed and duly administered a yellow card – Fabiano’s second of the game.

Mendoza was then also sent packing for his part in the production.

Sao Paulo went on to win 2-0 but it mattered not, for the real winner that night was…


(Via Metro)

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  1. James Taylor says:

    I’ve never liked Luis Fabiano. I also recall him blatantly using an arm to control the ball prior to scoring a goal against Ivory Coast at the 2010 World Cup. He was then caught on camera having a good laugh about it with the referee.

  2. David says:

    Whilst I respect the referee for punishing Luis Fabiano’s horrendous play acting, why has he sent the other fella off? Sort of cancels out his good decision to book Fabiano if he is then going to send the other guy off? Maybe something else happened that we/I didn’t see

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