Sporting moments are what we remember; moments of raw emotion which can bring us to tears of sadness or happiness. It doesn’t matter whether you’re watching the New England Patriots in front of 90,000 people, or your local Sunday League team; any level, any game, it causes a reaction like no other.
And that’s why it’s a bitter shame when our idols rob us of moments. From getting sent off in a final for behaviour which would raise the eyebrows of Shawshank Redemption inmates, to causing near death experiences; it seems any top athlete is prone to such moments when they see red. And others have just taken Vince Lombardi too literally…
“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing”
Check out the 10 most unsporting moments in sports history…
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FlyQuest eSports – Prediction: OUT
Since their hot start to the season, FlyQuest have continued to plummet towards missing the playoffs. The shot calling of team leader Hai has not been enough to overcome the weak laning and unfortunate drafts of recent weeks. Although they have a slight cushion, expect the free-fall to continue as FlyQuest struggle to win a series and drop out of the playoffs.
Team EnVyUs – Prediction: OUT
Currently sitting at the bottom of the standings, EnVyUs has all but been statistically eliminated from the playoffs. If there is a silver lining moving forward, it is the play of jungler Lira who has proven to be one of NA's best. Unable to capitalize on early leads, EnVyUs will need significant improvements to avoid relegation and become a contender.
Counter Logic Gaming – Prediction : IN
A team who could win or lose any match, CLG has the ability to make a deep run in the playoffs. Team leader Aphromoo must rediscover the consistent play that has made him one of NA's best players over the last few seasons. If they can find a rhythm, CLG has proven they can take down the top teams in NA.
Some pretty horrific moments in the history of sport. Sure, the emotions of any game can tip you over the edge, and see red, but that doesn’t make hitting someone whilst knocked out on the floor acceptable. Play within the rules, but don’t tamper with them; it ruins all matches.