Misconduct | What is the biggest injustice in the history of sports?

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Posted January 9th

Richard in the lab

This question is quite easy to answer, IMHO. Alain Côté’s goals (not good), Brett Hull, Steve Bartman and Cub Skating are all much smaller beers than the undisputed catches to Day Bryant. Topic: January 11, 2015, Divisional Final at Lambo Field, National Conference in Green Bay. The Packers have a five-point lead, but with the ball left at 4:43 in the fourth quarter and the Packers at 32, the Dallas Cowboys try to go down the fourth and two yards ahead. That’s when Tony Romo, the greatest quarterback of all time without a ring, throws a perfect pass on the sidelines to receiver Bryant, who lands the catch of the century in one line, a catch that could lead to victory. But after watching the video replay, the referees decided to make fun of themselves and reverse their decision, which surprised anyone in sight. The Cowboys will never recover and lose the game. To this day, “Dez Caught It” remains a popular phrase on social media. Three years later (!), The NFL will finally admit that the catch was good. Thanks there.

Matthias Brunette


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Gottfried von Cram during a match in Roland-Garros, France, June 3, 1936

In 1936, Gottfried von Kram represented the ideal incarnation of the Aryan Demi-God, capable of showing the dreams of German youth in the eyes of the Nazi regime. Blonde with blue eyes, elegant, two-time champion in Roland-Garros, she was asked to rule by force for the purpose of propaganda. But this aristocracy, also nicknamed Baron von Kram because of his favor in court, systematically rejected their progress. In 1937, Hitler refused to register him at Roland-Garos to defend his title. The following year, the Nazis arrested him in the middle of a family dinner on charges of homosexuality and financial support to Jews. He was sentenced to one year in prison before being sent to the Russian Front as an ordinary soldier. He will be wounded, but will survive the horrors of war. Despite Hitler’s opposition, he, like all Germans, was banned from all international competition from the end of World War II until the early 1950s. He returned to Wimbledon in 1951 after a 14-year hiatus, but lost. First round… 42 years old.

Simon Olivia Lorenz


Photo by Andre Pichet, La Presse Archives

Francis Bowlon in December 2008

Well, that may not be the greatest injustice in the history of the sport, but it certainly deserves a mention. The Canadian 2008-2009 season, the club’s centenary, was a real disaster. The roster put together by general manager Bob Gainey in the summer showed promise, but the excess of accidents and injuries affected a celebratory campaign. Entering the playoffs briefly, CH was swept away mercilessly and without love by the Boston Bruins. Here’s the injustice: To everyone’s surprise, during the second game, interim head coach Gaini sent Francis Builon to the field after dismissing Guy Carboneu. The Quebec defender, who suffered a groin and abdominal wall injury, has not played for two months. He did not take part in any full training, keeping himself satisfied with the skating session on the morning of the match. In the evening, the experience was not long: after playing just 1 minute 46 seconds, he had to lose. A few weeks later, Gainey made a clean sweep and let 10 free agents go without compensation, including Builon, who did not receive an offer. In the end, playing him when he didn’t fully recover was already highly questionable, but then he was thrown away like an old handkerchief, the word weak, unfair. And probably many other qualifiers that we will keep to ourselves.

Nicholas Richard


Photo by Patrick Sanfacon, La Presse Archives

Chantal Petitklerk returns from the Paralympic Games in Beijing in September 2008

The Athlete Excellence Fund of the Canadian Olympic Committee offers a bonus to its Olympic medalists. One athlete won gold $ 20,000, silver $ 15,000 and bronze $ 10,000. In return, Canadian Paralympic medalists do not receive any financial rewards. Zero. No. No. This award is given only to Olympic athletes. Absolute nonsense, nameless nonsense … first class injustice. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. Prior to the Tokyo Games last summer, the United States and Australia announced that the performance bonus for Olympic and Paralympic medalists would be the same. In Canada, “fingers crossed for Paris 2024,” a Paralympic medalist told me …

Guillaume Lefrancois


Photo by Mike McCorn, Associated Press Archives

Colin Kepernick (right) and Eric Reed of the San Francisco 49ers sit on their knees during the September 2016 U.S. National Anthem.

In 2017, were 96 quarterbacks really better than Colin Kepernick in the NFL? The 32 teams on the circuit have clearly agreed, unanimously, since Kaepernick has never signed a contract since the end of the 2016 season. That year, Kaepernick presented a skill coefficient of 90.7. It was good for 17e Rank in the NFL ahead of names like Blake Bortels, Brock Osweiler and Trevor Simian. Does that mean he was the best of them all? Not necessarily, especially since Capernic is showing a 1-11 win-loss record in 2016, which is not the best. But 49ers Also allowed both yards and points was the NFL’s worst defense. Problem: Copernicus is also the man who dared to kneel on the ground during the American national anthem before the game to condemn America’s racial injustice. Kepernick filed a lawsuit against the NFL and was disposed of out of court in February 2019.

Miguel Buzzald


Photo by Wayne Scurberry, Agence France-Presse Archives

Doug Flute of Buffalo Bill in October 1999

I can tell you about Ali or Copernicus, but I’ll keep it light. In 1998, the Bills believed they had found a successor to Jim Kelly, the quarterback who allowed them to feel their best years. They sent the ninth overall pick and their fourth round pick to Jaguar in exchange for Rob Johnson. A former USC, Johnson was the prototype of the Hollywood quarterback with his handsome face and 6’5 “but lost three of his first four starts in 1999 and was injured in his fifth. Returning to the NFL after dominating the CFL, Doug Flute took charge. At 5’9 “, Flute won 8 of 11 games and helped Bill advance to the playoffs. In the last game which meant nothing, Bills played Johnson, which was nothing out of the ordinary. But to everyone’s surprise, Johnson was given the ball by Bills for their play-off play next week. Flute was brilliant that season, but was worth starting. The result: 22-16 to the Titans in Tennessee. The famous “Music City Miracle” match … for their understandable and very unfair decision, the bills have got their availability! The magic of Good Old Flute 1999 is no longer available We’ll never know, but the Bills could miss a memorable month of January on their own fault

Catherine Harvey Pinard


Photo by Bernard Burlt, Press Archive

Lance Armstrong came running to Mount Royal in August 2012.

I have a hard time with cheaters. More in sports. Even more so when it involves doping. Even more so when … OK, we get it. I find Lance Armstrong’s story terrifying. He has won seven Tour de France with banned substances. Seven! I know there has been a lot of talk about what he was attracted to in sports culture, but I have no regrets. His titles were taken away from him – fortunately – but the truth remains that he was able to feel the surge of victory every time. And, at the same time, deprive non-doped cyclists (even if they are rare …) of such exuberance. And I think it’s unfair. I stop here.

Alexander Pratt


Photo by Robert Skinner, La Presse Archives

Roy Jones Jr. in March 2013 at Bell Center

Boxer Roy Jones Jr. loses the Olympic final at the 1988 Seoul Games. In the three-round fight, Jones hit his South Korean opponent 86 times. For those unfamiliar with Olympic boxing, it’s huge. One successful hit every six seconds. Really a one-sided conflict. Everyone gave Jones the win. All but three of those five judges. Huge discomfort. Viewers have blown this decision away. “I can’t believe they’re doing this to you,” the South Korean boxer told American. He even picked her up in his arms in the ring. All three judges were later suspended.

Jean-Franোয়াois Teotonio


Photo by Gary Hershorn, Reuters Archives

Diego Maradona lifted the 1986 World Cup trophy on June 29, 1986 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.





In soccer, an injustice that surpasses all others is one that most fans especially like. Argentina faced England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. 51Ae In minutes, Argentina’s Diego Maradona makes one of his unparalleled successes on the axis. The ball goes to English defender Steve Hodge, who tries to clear it by sending it into a lobby towards his goalkeeper. Maradona pushes forward, jumps to reach the ball… and punches with his fist, over his head. 1-0, Argentina. The English are angry. Maradona, instead of receiving a yellow card offer and celebrating his goal instead of being denied. This playfulness only matched by flashing his talent, which hit four minutes later. Maradona 2-0 at 55e A deft run in the hands of the ball, cementing his legend at the same time. Gary Lineker was going to answer with a header at 81e, For a final score of 2-1. What would the story of this match have been like if the hand of God had not intervened with the angel as Maradona himself described poetically after the match?

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