Over the years, players have become experts in such acts. They cheat with amazing accuracy, so that the referee does not punish them.
In a game on Monday 2nd May 2011, between Cardiff and Middlesbrough, a player knocked off - hold your breaths - a referee. Surprisingly, the referee on the side lines was a lady.
The player was Kevin McNaughton. The lady went by the name Sian Massey. It is clear from the video that the act was done intentionally. Worse still, he did not bother to ask the lady how she was after she got up.
Girls complain that chivalry is dead. Forget chivalry, here even basic etiquette's are not honored.
As for the poor fellow, it was a bad mark on his career. And if he has a girlfriend or a wife, she would definitely be ashamed of this act.