Soccer Player Grabs Dog By Throat and Throws It Into A Fence

 As a dog lover and human being, this video fills me with rage. What makes this vicious attack all the more incomprehensible is that the dog had yielded and laid down in front of the player.

The abuse clearly reflects someone who was raised without any sense of kindness toward animals. The self-obsession among some soccer players can also play a role. We have seen this type of cruelty on the soccer field before.

I honestly do not see why a player should not be banned over such cruelty or at least sanctioned with a loss of play and fine.

What do you think should be his punishment?

28 thoughts on “Soccer Player Grabs Dog By Throat and Throws It Into A Fence”

  1. “Officer cleared after shooting litter of kittens in front of kids”

    A police department in Ohio on Tuesday defended a humane officer who shot and killed a litter of feral kittens and told nearby children that the animals would be going to “kitty heaven.”

    An executive with the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told the Sun News that Humane Officer Barry Accorti had responded to a complaint from a Vista Lake Way homeowner on Monday about a litter of kittens living in her woodpile.

    “He informed her that shelters were full and that these cats would be going to kitty heaven,” Ohio SPCA Executive Director Teresa Landon explained to the paper. “She assumed he would be trapping them or something and taking them to a shelter and they would be humanely euthanized if they were not adopted.”

    “Instead, he went to his truck and got a gun, which she thought was a tranquilizer gun, and walked around to the back of the house and approximately 15 feet from her back door shot and killed the 8- to 10-week-old kittens.”


  2. @Dredd: I totally agree. If he has this much aggression, the next time, it could be directed against his teammates, the opposing team, or society in general. He not only needs some time away from the game, in the way of penaltly, he needs some counseling.

  3. “Sorry, but I don’t empathize.” Obviously not, but the dog laid down in submission, nothing further needed to do but lead it off the field.

  4. Sarah, you’re projecting. The dog was non-threatening. The only vicious animal on the field was the soccer player. He needs an ass-woopin’ (no, strike that) he needs therapy.

  5. I would like to know the circumstances there. Perhaps, in the heat of the moment while playing soccer game, the dog startled the player and started chasing him? How would he know the dog was not trying to attack him? As a child I have been in similar situations, playing in a park, and all of sudden a dog approaches. I never knew if it was an attempt to attack or play. At the very best I interpreted it as being an annoying animal, since I never gave an impression to dog, not even a look, that I wanted to interact in any form. And at the scariest, I read it as an attack. These thoughts went through my head so fast, and I decided to play safe and left the field. This happened not one time, but many times. They happen these days also-I walk down the street minding my own business, dog comes to my personal space and forces interactions on me, by sniffing, licking,… gross.

    Sorry, but I don’t empathize.

  6. An uttBayface like this will probably have a prior record for this behavior and consequently his front yard will be full of dogpoop. As well it should.

  7. The guy is a “thing”. What he is speaks for itself. There is a Latin term for this but my Dogalogue Machine wont print it. It is kind of like WordPress when it wont print words like uttBayhead, aHolessas, erkJayoff, ickDayhead or words of distinction reserved for this guy. May the Pig Latin fool you Booz head and other government agencies or contractors who read our mail, our blogs, or hear our phone calls.

  8. They should have let the other players complete their intended punishment.

  9. What I really think of this guy cannot be posted on a WordPress blog. It would break the moderation filter.

    I hope the sanctioning body takes strong positive action that will send a message loud and clear enough to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.

  10. That is a bad sign:

    One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it.” -Anthropologist Margaret Mead

    Until the past 20 years, the connection between violence against animals and violence against humans went unrecognized. Now a growing body of research has shown that people who abuse animals rarely stop there.

    Increasingly, child protection and social service agencies, mental health professionals, and educators recognize that animal abuse is aggressive and antisocial behavior. It is also a reliable predictor of violence against people after a young abuser grows up.


  11. This reminds me of when Dave Winfield threw a baseball @ a sea gull and killed it. But, being an honest person I can say sea gulls are HORRIBLE animals and it didn’t bother me. This is depraved behavior. I’m an old school baseball coach. You hit one of our guys, we hit one of yours. Screw the sanctions, have some sumo wrestler throw this SOB against the same fence. Lesson learned.

  12. Given the reaction of the opposing team and the commentators, I suspect he will face sanctions of some sort. I certainly hope so. And not just a slap on the wrist.

  13. If the league has the language in its rules to fine someone for this type of behavior then so be it. I can see a criminal animal cruelty violation here.

  14. He should be neutered to curb his aggressiveness and kept on a leash on the sidelines. Srsly.

  15. I think the opposing team should have been allowed to give him a good ass whooping. Good on them for their reaction.

  16. This kind of behavior is symptomatic of a culture in sport, politics and business that looks the other way when “stars” behave badly or violently. They do it because they can. If a man will do this to a dog, what will he do to a person? There’s should be a heavy penalty for this behavior but I would be surprised if that happens.

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