You remember in grade school, there was that new kid, and you tried to be his friend, but he called everybody names, whined when he didn’t get his way, and ate paste during art class? Well, in soccer, that’s Eric Hassli.
In a season already notable for a high number of cards, Hassli is in a league of his own for not playing well with others. He’s already equaled the league record for red cards received in a single season. And he’s only played nine games.
The French striker became Vancouver’s first designated player when he signed from F.C. Zurich before the season. Since then, he has picked up five yellow cards and three reds in just 633 minutes of play.
His third and most recent ejection was a beauty of a reckless tackle you can see in the video above, a late studs up challenge on Chivas USA’s Ben Zamanski. Hassli then told the ref that Zemanski was chewing gum, because that’s just the kind of person he is.