Has Cuau lost his marbles?

I did not make it to last night Open Cup triumph over Chicago, so my comments on it are coming later on. Turns out some of the most serious action may have been off-the-field.

It’s from From MLS Rumors, to take it as you wish:

According to multiple reports, Chicago Fire midfielder, Cuauhtemoc Blanco may finally have gone off the deep end in what many describe as an assualt on a stadium employee after being red carded in tonight’s US Open Cup Quarterfinal match at DC United. We are still trying to gather more information on just what happened and would love any of you who have photos, or video of the incident to contact us. Did you witness the event? If so share your thoughts in the comments section. Here are some eyewitness reports:

I don’t suppose anyone got pictures of Blanco head-butting the DCU staffer after he was sent off tonight? Happened right in front of me. After Blanco hesitated by the bench the staffer went over to encourage him to leave the area. Blanco got in his face and after a few words were exchanged Blanco head-butted him right between the eyes.

After Blanco headed to the dressing room, the staffer chatted with a police officer by the side of the field and after a couple of minutes both of the headed after Blanco. I hope the wanker gets arrested and charged with assault.

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I was in the section right behind the Chicago bench and saw him head butt the guy who was trying to get him to leave the field. He had a DC United emblem on his shirt which may have confused Blanco, but his behavior is inexcusable. Sucio! as my son yelled out. I saw the policeman walk down to the hill on the end of the field with the DC United guy and Blanco was standing there watching the game. Not sure what happened up there but Blanco eventually disappeared. If the DC United guy wanted to press charges he probably could manage to get an assault charge. The head butt wasn’t a full blown Glasgow kiss. But he put his head into the DC United guy and did a shove into his face that would have triggered a red card for sure if it had happened on the field. Not sure what the USSF can do about it, but if anybody from the Federation was watching, Blanco shouldn’t be able to play in an Open Cup game for a long, long time. But since they lost, the won’t be!

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So, in an email from a reliable source that I just received, this is the basic story re: the headbutt:

As others of described, Blanco got in the face of the DCU staffer and head-butted him square in the face. This infuriated a senior executive who immediately notified police and asked to have Blanco restrained. Blanco shoved the officers and tried to slap one of them in the face. They didn’t appear to end up cuffing him, but as they walked him to the locker room and around the corner he apparently got very physical again and it took between 5 and 10 minutes to be restrained and then the police literally locked Quasimodo in the locker room.

I don’t suppose anyone got pictures of Blanco head-butting the DCU staffer after he was sent off tonight? Happened right in front of me. After Blanco hesitated by the bench the staffer went over to encourage him to leave the area. Blanco got in his face and after a few words were exchanged Blanco head-butted him right between the eyes.

After Blanco headed to the dressing room, the staffer chatted with a police officer by the side of the field and after a couple of minutes both of the headed after Blanco. I hope the wanker gets arrested and charged with assault.

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I was in the section right behind the Chicago bench and saw him head butt the guy who was trying to get him to leave the field. He had a DC United emblem on his shirt which may have confused Blanco, but his behavior is inexcusable. Sucio! as my son yelled out. I saw the policeman walk down to the hill on the end of the field with the DC United guy and Blanco was standing there watching the game. Not sure what happened up there but Blanco eventually disappeared. If the DC United guy wanted to press charges he probably could manage to get an assault charge. The head butt wasn’t a full blown Glasgow kiss. But he put his head into the DC United guy and did a shove into his face that would have triggered a red card for sure if it had happened on the field. Not sure what the USSF can do about it, but if anybody from the Federation was watching, Blanco shouldn’t be able to play in an Open Cup game for a long, long time. But since they lost, the won’t be!

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So, in an email from a reliable source that I just received, this is the basic story re: the headbutt:

As others of described, Blanco got in the face of the DCU staffer and head-butted him square in the face. This infuriated a senior executive who immediately notified police and asked to have Blanco restrained. Blanco shoved the officers and tried to slap one of them in the face. They didn’t appear to end up cuffing him, but as they walked him to the locker room and around the corner he apparently got very physical again and it took between 5 and 10 minutes to be restrained and then the police literally locked Quasimodo in the locker room.

If even a fraction of this is true, Blanco must be suspended by MLS or US Soccer immediately. This sounds like a person completely out of control, and as soon as you become a threat to individuals off the field, serious disciplinary actions must be taken. At the minimum, he should be suspended for failing to leave the field in a timely manner – if it’s clear that he assaulted a non-playing staff member, he should face a long term suspension.

This will be a good test to see just how MLS behaves with its star players. I am not optimistic.

Bigsoccer will has melted-down over this.

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