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Kaladze apologises for costly OG’s

September 6, 2009
"Everybody touch my arse, it'll make me feel better!"

"Everybody touch my arse, it'll make me feel better!"

Georgia captain Kakha Kaladze has apologised to teammates and supporters following a brace of own goals in his country’s World Cup qualify at home to Italy.

Kaladze, who plies his trade in Italy with AC Milan, stuck the ball past his own ‘keeper twice in the second half to gift an unimpressive Italian team a 2-0 victory. The centre-half was clearly very upset after the match, apologising profusely and accepting all blame for the defeat. “My team did well and we showed our heart. I’m so sorry, it’s my fault. It hurts me. I don’t know what to say.”

You have to feel for Kakha after this Frank Sinclair-like effort. Not only did he score two own goals, but he achieved it in his first game for seven months following knee surgery. Way to re-introduce yourself K!

However, Kaladze can take heart from the fact that he won’t receive the same treatment at Milan as South Korea’s Ahn Jung Hwan did upon returning to former club Perugia after the 2002 World Cup. Having scored the penalty that knocked Italy out of the competition at the second round stage, the Italian club terminated his contract leaving him clubless. Having actually helped Italy on their way to qualifying, perhaps a statue of him will be built outside the San Siro, such is importance to the Italian people that their nation does well.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2009 9:32 pm

    All his career playing at a good level and we will probably remember him for this hahaha.

    Awful.

  2. September 10, 2009 8:26 am

    Two own-goals would be shocking in any game. At this level of play, it especially rouses suspicion because Kaladze also plays for A.C. Milan, the soccer team owned by Silvio Berlusconi.

    Did Kaladze really score on his own team–twice–or was there motivation from the owner of his club’s team, the same man who leads Italy and has an interest in its soccer victories?

    -Chiara, http://theclaritypost.com

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