Melissa Tancredi stomps on Carli Lloyd's head during USA vs Canada Olympic soccer match
Olympics, Summer

Sportswoman of the year: Anyone but Canadian soccer disgrace Melissa Tancredi

8/8/12 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Blog Photo - Melissa Tancredi stomps on Carli Lloyd's head during USA vs Canada Olympic soccer match

As you can see in the above picture, slightly right of center, Canadian soccer player Melissa Tancredi stomped on American Carli Lloyd's head in the middle of the game.

What you CAN'T see is that she received no punishment whatsoever, for what might have been the most disgraceful moment of the entire 2012 London Games.

What you also can't see is that Tancredi later accused the referees of being horrifically biased against Canada and for the United States.

From The Toronto Sun:
When asked what she said to [referee Christiana] Pederson after the call, she said: “I hope you can sleep tonight and put on your American jersey because that’s who you played for today. I was honest.”

When told it was perhaps the best game in the history of women’s soccer, Tancredi replied: “That’s who we are and what we expecting to bring. It’s just unfortunate that every step we took somebody was making a decision on the other half to help the other team out.”

Tancredi's main issue was a delay of game penalty on Canadian goalie Erin McLeod.

Keep in mind that Tancredi wasn't penalized in any way whatsoever for stomping on an opponent's head.

And she STILL had the nerve to accuse a referee of fixing the match, which the United States won 4-3 with time nearly expired in overtime.

Check out the video:




Needless to say, Tancredi won't be winning any sportsmanship awards anytime soon. Nor will she get any free beer in the United States, if I had to guess.
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8/9/12   |   Wisedog   |   29 respect

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I may have spoken too soon when I called this the most disgraceful moment of the 2012 Olympics. As I was writing this, French basketball player (and Portland Trail Blazers forward) Andrew Batum did this to Spain's Juan Carlos Navarro: