Diego Fined €100k For Penalty Miss, Steve McClaren Then Sacked By Wolfsburg (Video)

Chris Wright

8th, February 2011


By Chris Wright

1.) A goal down against Hannover, Wolfsburg midfielder Diego tumbles in the area and wins his side an 80th-minute penalty.

2.) Diego then wrestles the ball away from Wolfsburg manager Steve McClaren’s designated penalty taker – namely deadline day signing Patrick Helmes – as the Brazilian is unsure of who Helmes actually is.

3.) Diego duly crashes the spot-kick off the crossbar and has the temerity to claim it bounced over the line, despite the ball actually re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere somewhere over Leipzig.

4.) A furious McClaren corners Diego in the dressing room and fines him to the tune of €100,000 (£86,000) for failing to follow instructions, also informing him that he will removed from the first team for Wolfsburg’s upcoming game against Hamburg.

5.) McClaren travels home to England after his Wolfsburg superiors decide to bring a premature end to his eight-month tenure at the Bundesliga side, at a cost of £2.5 million in contractual compensation.

Lawdamussy, that’s one hell of an expensive penalty miss!

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  1. Tinez says:

    if you do what diego did there, and wrestle the ball from the designated penalty taker you should never get a first team game again.

  2. Ollie Irish says:

    Diego flopped at Juve because he can’t stand not being the star turn. Diva.

  3. Markell says:

    McClaren gets fired for discipline? What a load of shite…

  4. Chris says:

    @Markell: And the fact that he has managed just 5 wins from 21 games during his time in charge!

  5. Markell says:

    True enough, I suppose, but I really hope this wasn’t the be all to end all, you know?

    I can almost hear John Sitton in a rage right now. “You, you ickle Brazilian cunt, I’ll like to see you later. And you can fuckin’ bring ya lunch, and ya fuckin’ dinna, because afa I’m done with ya, u’ll need it. And ya can bring anyone ya like along to help ya out. The old geezer wants to replace all of ya, and ya know what? I’m beginning to fink he’s right.”

  6. Ruperto says:

    Thats Crazy

  7. Tom Jones says:

    “Ganz dumb” indeed.

  8. Shodsy says:

    Why on earth should the manager fine him for taking the penalty, if he scored, he wouldn’t have been fined, so wheres the discipline there?

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