Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano was shown a red card in his team's World Cup qualifier in Quito for kicking the driver of the medical cart that was taking him off the field after he sustained a minor injury. (According to Mascherano, the cart was going too fast.) After being sent off, Mascherano confronted the referee so vehemently that police in riot gear had to intervene.
As rioters continued to protest economic inequality and Brazil's lavish spending for the 2014 World Cup, FIFA unveiled the tournament's official champagne: Taittinger.
On the same day he was re-elected president of the country's football federation, Iya Mohammed was sent to prison for misappropriation of state funds.
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Club TP Mazembe was fined $5,000 for providing refuge in its locker room to a supporter who assulted a referee after a game against the Orlando Pirates.
Newcastle rehired Joe Kinnear as director of football. He memorably began the first press conference of his previous stint, in 2008, with: "Which one of you is [writer] Simon Bird? You're a c---." The new Kinnear era began with a radio interview in which he mispronounced the names of managing director Derek Llambias ("Lambezi"), midfielder Yohan Cabaye ("Kebab") and forward Shola Ameobi ("Amamobi").