I’ll bet it was. Argentina’s Javier Mascherano was seriously butt-hurt during Wednesday’s victory over the Netherlands. According to HuffPo, Mascherano sustained the gruesome injury at the tail end of regulation play, when he stretched to block a potentially game-ending shot on goal by Dutch player Arjen Robben. (I don’t know what any of that means.)
“I thought I had slipped, I thought I wouldn’t make it, but I tore my anus on that move, the pain … it was terrible,” Mascherano said in a post-game interview translated by The Independent. “I threw myself into it. I could have been sent off. It could have been a penalty but anyone could have done that, I had the luck to get there.”
In semi-related news: Here’s little Brazilian soccer cutie Naymar Junior crying, because he broke his back during SOCCER DRAMA. God, this game. I LOVE IT.