Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Silva throws away his runners-up medal
Not-so-gracious in defeat
The Portuguese Carlsberg Cup final ended in bizarre scenes as Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Silva threw his runners-up medal across the pitch after defeat to Benfica. If you are thinking Silva sounds like the ultimate bad loser then you would probably be right, but there was some method to his madness.
Sporting had taken an early lead and were comfortably keeping Benfica at bay when the referee made a very bad penalty decision. The official decided that Silva had handled in the area, awarded the penalty and sent-off the defender for a second bookable offence. Replays show the ball hit Silva’s chest.