Video: Algeria keeper Faouzi Chaouchi aims headbutt at referee
The hidden pain of a stuttering penalty run-up
The African Cup of Nations semi-final between Algeria and Egypt descended into a bit of a crazed farce last night, not least because Algeria keeper Faouzi Chaouchi aimed a headbutt at the referee, possibly making slight contact.
Chaouchi received just a yellow card for the assault and had to nearly take off the legs of Egypt’s Mohamed Gedo later in the match to earn him the second yellow card and marching orders he had seemed so desperate to receive.
Paolo Di Canio’s probably thinking he plied his trade on the wrong continent.