Tony Gustavsson received a dirty splash from a rival player in a heated argument that was caught on a TV microphone.
Canadian Allysha Chapman’s dirty spray on Matildas star Hayley Raso was caught on a TV microphone during a World Cup game.
An enraged Canadian defender, Allysha Chapman, attacked the coach with obscenities after appearing to take issue with something said from the direction where the coach was standing.
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Gustavsson, from Sweden, appeared to be irritated by Chapman’s rough play, in particular when he was seen bumping into Australian striker Hayley Raso as they competed for the ball.
The contact left Raso looking distressed on the pitch and required medical attention.
Chapman’s outburst was caught by a live microphone and broadcast around the world on live TV.
“He jumped on me you bastard!” Chapman shouted.
Channel 7’s David Basheer said in his comments: “Allysha Chapman looked at Tony Gustavsson and had some pretty strong words.
“Actually it was just a gathering together. That wasn’t Chapman’s doing. It was just Raso’s determination to win the ball.”
Matildas star Grace Gill described it as “one,” with “Raso getting a bit worse from exhaustion.”
As reported by New York Postthe sordid incident also forced the BBC’s Robyn Cowen to admit to Chapman’s exchange.
“Sorry, it seems that there is a language that is captured by the very sensitive side of the microphone,” he said.
Chapman’s graphic moment was most likely the result of his frustration which resulted in the 4-0 loss to the Matildas.
The match was basically over with Australia leading 3-0 in the 64th minute
Raso had scored twice in the first half, one in the sixth minute of the game and another in the 39th after the first half was overshadowed by a series of controversial VAR decisions.
Although Gustavsson was unhappy with Chapman’s blast, he was beaming with pride when the final whistle sounded.
Gustavsson said he could see Matilda’s stunning change in the days before the 4-0 masterclass that rocked AAMI Park.
But he said it was injured captain Sam Kerr’s passion for the players before the game that ensured they produced one of the most complete performances of his tenure, NCA NewsWire reported.
Under intense scrutiny for a week for his tactical decisions and late substitutions in the 3-2 loss to Nigeria, Gustavsson said he had “never doubted” his players would come back at the last minute to avoid being knocked out of the group stage.
“One of the reasons why they are so united and performing like this is what Sam said to the team,” he said.
“(He said) ‘make sure you win without me, so I can have another week to train, recover and be healthy’.
“I never doubted the lads in terms of improving today and putting in a good performance… I know their performance will be solid.”
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