Lightning Strikes Players in Soccer Match

Submitted by: maples 10 years ago in Weird

Real, or just another soccer trick?
There are 62 comments:
Male 97
Jez, god doesn`t like soccer either.
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Male 373
fake
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Male 9
Soccer/footie players are pansies, falling down and faking injury at the first opportunity. A LOT of people in my seconday school do that, okay, so I kicked the guys foot, it wasnt wasnt that hard, was it? Back to the point, Thats why I hate football coz the players a such weaklings... im suprised Zidane didnt cry when Matterazi started cussing his mom...
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Female 795
oh my these comments are hilarious!
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Female 920
Looks a little odd...
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Male 701
hmmm, i dunno, i dont see how they could call that a foul, im kinda confused
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Male 1,254
I`ve always said they should play in a forest. Lightning always strikes the highest objects. This is what you get playing on a flat open field. :\
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Male 340
hahaha i love how the guy is laying on the ground in obvious pain so the reporter sticks his mic in his face HAHAHA
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Male 458
it could be that those few players affected had metal tipped soccer spikes which would have provided a current for the lightning to go through
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Male 295
sniper!
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Male 388
BS lol
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Male 605
that reminds me of the mario cart attack...its the best...
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Male 20
Wow. R U Kidding made me laugh.

Seriously that would suck. I mean, just running along and then (insert lightning/ lightning metapphor here) hits you?

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Male 1,704
hmmm, seems real to me.

the players that went down were all in the same area n went down at the exact same time.

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Male 115
i think it`s fake,
but then again that`s just me.
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Male 2,486
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why would it startle some players enough to paralyse them, while the others didn`t even jump, and no intermediate?"

Because lightning is very precise, if it hits the middle of an arena it wont blow the entire thing up. It`ll hit the ground and chase some people but it wont go very far.

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Male 1
ummmm that didnt exactlty look like lighting and wouldnt people have died?
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Male 308
Remind me why exactly your uncle being fried and melted to the saddle would be cool, AFTERSHOCK.

I could barely tell anything happened except for the noise and flash. Also, you actually can see smoke very briefly at the beginning. Find the guy who is the top left corner when they fall down. Then watch him from the beginning. I could swear I see a little bit of faint smoke come from him. Ouch!

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Male 376
fLIcken grass fairys!! WALK IT OFF!!! FOOTBALL (american) IS THE BETTER SPORT CUS WE`RE TOUGHER THAN THEM GRASS FAIRY`S
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Male 77
God damn soccer players, they deserve it.
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Male 2,781
COOL! ONE OF MY MOM`S UNCLES WAS KILLED BY LIGHTNING WHEN HE WAS OUT RIDING HIS HORSE. HE WAS STILL ON THE SADDLE WHEN THE HORSE CAME BACK. HE WAS ALL BURNT. DAMN THAT SUCKED.
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Male 712
Anyone notice the team in white just got back up and started running, but the other team are the ones that stayed down in pain?
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Male 285
So fake. look carefully when there`s about 28-27-26 seconds left. At the top of the screen, you can see a guy in white getting back up and starting to run...<.<
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Female 267
That one guy was like
OMG MY FACE HAS BURNT OFF OMG!!!!!!GET SOME WATA IT BURNS AAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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Male 1,866
So THAT`S what`s really happening when they dive.
who would`ve thought renaldo was being hit by lightning.
i just assumed they dove, how silly of me..
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Male 572
they never got struck it because there studs are metal so when the lightening struck it connected to the studs which made them get a electric shock
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Male 22
You can tell if it was real. Just check their shorts for skid marks.
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Female 359
And I don`t believe it was fake- with the technology they had back then the sound and flash wouldn`t have been caught fast enough, their FPS and sound capture weren`t good enough. Not to mention the quality of the video was overall bad...
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Female 359
Lightning is loud enough at a half mile or a mile... (speaking from experience) If that landed on their pitch I`m surprised that none of them died...

At a half mile, I felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest and my eardrums would burst o.o That poo`s messed up, man...

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Male 113
I believe there was an instance where this occurred, I`m not sure if this is it or not, but it was to do with the players studs, the ones with metal studs got shocked, while those with moulded studs were fine...
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Male 143
when the hell have you seen smoke from lightning? You watch too many movies. AND ITS SOCCER/FOOTBALL. You Europeans saying that it is only called football is like Americans who dont play soccer and have never actually experienced a Soccer injury. And why would the referee fake it too? Its real and it must hurt
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Male 643
Fakers, I didn`t see smoke.
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Male 4,680
damn it, it`s FOOTBALL NOT SOCCER.

anyway i reckon that was fake: the sound of the lightning would have come about four seconds later had he been really struck.

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Male 946
they well dived
nice vid btw
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Male 724
Everyone knows that black people are prone to lighting bolts that decide to ignore the laws of nature!
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Male 626
Yea watch a buntch of wimps! Its only getting lightning through your body!
Knowing my FOOTBALL (<- only contry that calls it soccer smart guys...) teacher in secondary school he might just say this... i broke a ankle and he tried to get me to walk it off X-(
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Male 453
pussays
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Male 204
they must be from Duke. haha
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Male 11
How come the clips that need that crappy music playing in the background never has it.
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Male 127
Translation:
It was twelve minutes before the end of the "1st League" match, when lightning hit the pitch with a loud crack.

6 players collapsed immediately - also the referee, pictured in the top right of the screen, was affected.

Afterwards, chaotic scenes played out.
Because not a single medic was in the stadium, the victims rolled (in agony) for minutes on the grass.

Reporters attempted to interview the fully-dazed players.

Team mates took care of the injured.

Some came out of it suffering only from shock - two, however, had acute heart...<breaks off>

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Male 127
the referee was affected too, so don`t think they were faking!

love the way someone tries to interview them while they`re in agony on the floor! journalists....

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Female 10
apparantly it actually shocked them though, thats what i think it said, and two players suffered acute heart attacks.........i think, the video cuts off at that point
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Male 102
why would it startle some players enough to paralyse them, while the others didn`t even jump, and no intermediate?
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Male 547
You can hear thunder and i think was what dropped them. Just loud and a little unexpected. But that is what you get when you play outside with lightning about.
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Female 285
R U Kidding omg that made me crack up.
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Male 1,024
ouchy. headache from hell.
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Male 102
This has gone way off-topic. These guys are probably not faking. What would they have to gain from it? Also does anyone else remember when this exact thing happened a few years ago somewhere in Africa, lightning struck the pitch and killed lots of players instantly. So shh everyone who`s saying it`s fake/they`re pussies/they`re not really injured. also argh, what do sound waves have to do with it?
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Female 1,596
That`s why I only watch Argentina Soccer, if the player is bleeding it`s a foul. If not, then get off the ground and get the ball back!

It is fake though.

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Male 838
Ok that happens to a lot of people if the sound wave get strong! And to football players it happens a lot more quickly since they are used to fall to get a penalty kick. I really really hate football! IT`S NOT SOCCER
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Male 82
repost??
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Male 1,647

The camera didn`t catch the lightning well the first scene. Weird to just see several people fall over.

Yow. Lightning burns, too. (Yes, stating the obvious.) Just, damn, though.

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Female 1,228
Ha ha, `quick, lightening, everyone down!`
`But we can`t play now, we hurt our heads when falling to the ground. . . ` sob
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Male 1,265
The infamous lightning move.
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Male 285
pfffft
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Male 4,246
I guess we now know which team God was cheering on...
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Female 193
I don`t care about basketball either.
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Male 119
wtf are they allowing reporters on the field to interview him during the game
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Male 446
So do basketball players, FrozenSunset
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Female 193
Soccer is lame. The players always try to fake fouls..
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Female 178
Stupid ass german. I couldn`t make out what the other person was saying.
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Male 15
yeah..... i guess it is......old tho.
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Male 1,217
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