Lille vs Manchester United match turned ugly

February 21, 2007 12:57am CST
Though it was a 0-1 victory for MU but things turned ugly 7 minutes before full time. Lille players threaten to leave the pitch after a quickly taken free-kick by Ryan Giggs, as Lille's goalkeeper was lining up his walls, resulting the only goal of the match. What do you think about Lille's actions? Are there any sportsmanship? Should any actions taken against them?
3 responses
@ghopit (154)
• Indonesia
21 Feb 07
i think Lille players to naive to expect that the free kick should be taken after they are ready. because there are no rule explain it. it's only gentlemen agreement i think n if the refeere told to do so. so they should be ready or in order to avoid speed taken free kick they could placed one player to stand in front of the ball.
• Malaysia
21 Feb 07
That's right. They should have place one player in front of the ball. Or at least the goalkeeper should be prepared or let the wall-organizing task given to a defender. Its part of the game's strategy. I've seen Henry taking many fast free-kicks in the past with the permission of the referee, of course.
@frozen84 (86)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
Lille's goalkeepers should be blamed ...cause he spend too much on organizing the defence.... There are not sporting at all.... UEFA should perhaps fined them heavily for their stupid action to leave the pitch....
• India
21 Feb 07
Was disgracefull If the players complained , ok atleast they hav played well and was a bit unlucky but it was one from a coaching staff highly disgraceful pathetic , lowest thing to do being playin in one of the worlds best club tourrnament taking the ball , and askin the players to come to the tunnel Uefa must come down hard on them in my opnion that assistant coach should be fired