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Why Shalrie Joseph Should Not Be a Captain

Posted by Mike Marshall on September 9, 2010

Lost in the exuberance of a 3-1 home win over the Seattle Sounders that kept their flickering playoff hopes alive was the fact the New England Revolution were very fortunate their team captain wasn’t thrown out of the match for slapping Sounders defender Patrick Ianni on the neck.  Not that Ianni doesn’t deserve to be slapped in the neck – he’s pretty much a 6-foot-1, neon green penis wearing cleats – but if there’s one player on the Revolution that can’t slap him, it’s Shalrie Joseph.

Not only is he the team’s best player, but he’s also the captain – the one person whose lead that every other player on the team is supposed to follow.  There he was, in the team’s biggest game of the season, down by a goal in the 2nd half, losing his temper and striking a penis player on another team.  We’ve all seen referees pull out a red card for less.

It was the antithesis of what a true captain is supposed to be.  It was a selfish, “me first” act that had little regard for the potential impact on his team.

Then again, this isn’t the first time Shalrie has exhibited such an attitude.

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