Apparently in Italy if you sufficiently embarrass yourself the referee will award you a free-kick. Being rewarded for being an embarrassment? Well that explains Berlusconi.
Empoli’s Mario Rui had an eventful game in their 1-1 draw with AC Milan at the San Siro. Having come close to scoring a spectacular opener from close to the half-way line, Rui then provided us with some viral gold by smashing himself in the face with the ball. For which the referee awarded him a free-kick.
AC Milan also ended the game with nine men and remain in 11th place in Serie A as the pressure builds on manager Felippo Inzaghi.