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Marco Asensio, a soccer player for Real Madrid, sat out a 3-0 win against APOEL Nicosia with an infected pimple caused by shaving his legs. The man sat out a professional sporting event, for which I assume he is paid millions of dollars, or Euros or whatever, because shaving his legs caused an infection. Shaving his legs is the reason for him missing a game. Shaving his legs!
From Sport Bible:
The 21-year old sensation missed training earlier this week and was not available for selection for Real’s 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia at the Bernabeu last night because of a “pimple… which stopped him pulling up his socks,” as per Zinedine Zidane prior to the game.
Madrid-based outlet ABC followed up by reporting that the RCD Mallorca youth product suffered the pimple as a result of shaving his legs, which sent social media into overdrive as a result.
The one saving grace for soccer in this story is a little self-awareness and embarrassment on behalf of all soccer people from one of their own. Roy Keane, former professional soccer player and I guess some kind of soccer analyst, thinks this is as ridiculous as the rest of us do.
When his colleague, another former soccer player named Lee Dixon, admitted that leg shaving was even around back in his playing days, Keane was visibly ashamed.
I feel you, Roy.
Former San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott had his broken pinky finger amputated in 1986 just so he could finish the season in lieu of season-ending surgery to have it repaired. Just cut it right off. And this guy is sitting out because of an infected pimple from shaving his legs.
[via Sport Bible]
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