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1 hour ago, WingedEagle said:

Michael Jordan is the greatest man who ever lived.  That's assuming he's human rather than deity.

Okay how do I insert the "stop it, get some help" gif here? 

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CHILEAN GOALKEEPER BLADES DURING WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
Rojas admitted that he'd had a razor stashed in his glove throughout the game

The story: in 1989, with Chile needing to beat Brazil, in Chile, to qualify for the World Cup, and with Brazil leading 1-0 with 20 minutes to play, a female Brazilian fan threw a flare which exploded near Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas. Rojas went down, clutching his head, and came up bleeding. The Chilean team stormed off and expected the game/score to be nullified.

But then people looked at photos of the incident, and noticed the firework blast didn't hit Rojas, landing a few feet behind him. "Under questioning, Rojas admitted that he'd had a razor stashed in his glove throughout the game. When the chance presented itself, he fell to the ground, used the razor to cut his own head, and pretended the flare was to blame. 

It was a conspiracy between Rojas and the team doctor, Daniel Rodriguez, to nullify the match if things went poorly for the team. As far as we can tell, the fan who threw the flare (who went on to grace the cover of Playboy) wasn't in on it at all. Even without any flare showing up, Rojas would have feigned a fall and sliced himself open. The surprise flare just happened to offer a perfect opportunity. 

So, FIFA kicked Chile out of the 1990 World Cup after all, and then banned then from the 1994 World Cup as well for good measure. As for Rojas, they banned him from the sport for life. Or at least until 2001, when he asked to come back as a trainer and they said yes, because hey, it had been 12 years."

Flair only got a fine for blading at WrestleMania 8....

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Oh, so he finally admitted that.

Football is the sport with the biggest numbers of heels. Worth noting that hiding razor blades wasn't necessarily a rare practice. South American tournaments were... unique.

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