Spitting all over the pitch
Lately I’ve become annoyed with the amount of spitting by players.
It seems like every time the camera closes in on a player he’s loading one up for the pitch. Then ‘tooh…’ and out goes another spit ball.
The thing that I find revolting about the habit is that the ball rolls over the spit, you slide into it, your head touches the ball, I mean, uuug, it must happen all the time.
So, in my annoyance have come a few observations on the spitting habits of players :
- Before corners, many players spit in the direction they will go when the corner is taken
- Spitters spit the furthest after missed shots, bad tackles tend to get a ‘sit and spit’ by the injured player (before the trainer arrives)
- Players spit in groups around who takes the free kick as both a territorial gesture and also a way to show displeasure at not getting the shot, needless to say, free kicks are a spitting orgy
- Referees never spit
- Goalkeepers spit in their gloves constantly, why doesn’t Nike make some self wetting gloves or something?
In conclusion, slide on your own snot, I could care less, but have the TV cameras off it when you get up from the tackle and spit.