Well, we have our first fan-related injury story of the 2010 World Cup and it isn’t a pretty one. Mohamad Rizal was innocently watching the Ghana-Serbia match on Sunday when he was overwhelmed with rage.
The 17-year-old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was rooting for Serbia. When his team conceded an 85th minute goal via a penalty kick, he kicked a ball in frustration. Unfortunately his seemingly innocent act nearly cost his father an ear.
The ball shattered a window next to where his father, Rosli Mat Noor, was sitting. The flying shards of glass pierced the 43-year-old Noor’s ear and neighbors rushed him to a nearby hospital.
Noor received three stitches but was apparently fine other than that.
Ghana went on to beat Serbia 1-0 in the Group D match.
What ever happened to kicking a dog in anger over a sporting event? Other cultures are so weird and screwed up.