Lovren didn’t go for the ball. He didn’t get anywhere close
by tex29 (2019-01-04 00:16:22)
Edited on 2019-01-04 00:21:20

In reply to: Yes, soccer is a dangerous sport.  posted by NDMike2001

to the ball. The rules don’t allow you to wipe out someone’s legs with a challenge that late. You said yourself it was a “tactical foul.” In other words, you admitted he had no intention of getting the ball—he intended to foul to stop Aguero’s run. People commit “tactical fouls” all the time. But they are usually holds, pushes, less dangerous trips, etc.

You now act as if Lovren was unfortunate to just barely mistime an otherwise proper challenge. Horseshit. He intended to wipe out Aguero, and that’s exactly what he did. It was a reckless challenge with great potential for injury, regardless of whether his studs were up.