This is it. This is the perfect soccer skirmish. It's not a fight. It's not a brouhaha. It's not a donnybrook. It's a skirmish. Gotta see at least one punch being thrown or at least a slap of some sort. But this is the perfect soccer skirmish because it starts with a bad tackle followed by booting the ball directly at the Netherlands bench. I love that move. If you want to start shit in soccer do that. Just line up a heater directly at everyone on the bench. They'll never see it coming.
But the real highlight? Virgil van Dijk coming in with a chest bump that made old school Kane jealous. Sent the man to the depths of hell simply by being 6'5" and having a little bit of momentum behind him. Smart to not throw hands. He only got a yellow card because using your chest is legal in soccer, duh.
Love seeing a little bit of passion like this. Could even see it from the Dutch fans.
Impeccable form on this middle finger.
I know people (Ronaldo fans, Dutch people) will complain that it wasn't a double yellow for the tackle and then booting the ball to start the skirmish. Frankly, I don't mind. I like hearing them complain and let the boys finish 11 on 11. And guess what happened when they did?
Chaos. Goal to tie it at the (basically) buzzer.
What a damn tournament. Dude scored two goals for Netherlands after coming on a sub, but only after he got a yellow card for yelling at the ref on the bench. Unreal.