It seems there is a new ‘outspoken’ player in Raszków, and his name is Oldar ‘The Assassin’ Dana.
“I’m gunning for you Hojris, and your MS Misfits! You’ve lit the dynamite, now wait for the explosion!”
This was the stunning outburst following tonight’s singles challenge game between MS Odense and Raszków Revival, ending in a 3-1 victory for the Polish team, though it was the following quote from the Odense owner that provoked Dana from going public tonight on Revival blog following the game’s conclusion:
“Well I have already proved that I can prevent the Assassin from scoring every time he gets a chance. That is a good start for me ” – Hojris
Dana apparently heard about this statement at half-time as Revival went into the break 1-0 up. Hojris had been referring to a save by Pilgaard on just 3 minutes as Dana went racing down the right and let rip with a sweet shot to the top corner, only to see the goalkeeper deny him. With new fast winger Brewczynski scoring on 11 minutes, Dana and his teammates went happily to the dressing room before getting wind of the Odense owner’s outburst.
“What the f***!? I couldn’t believe it! He isn’t on the pitch even, yet he claims he can prevent me from scoring!? I’ll fu***ng show him!”
This is a fairly accurate account of what Dana said in his broken English, as the 18 year old Iraqi went ballistic in the dressing room smashing his boots up against the wall and shaking his fists angrily up at invisible demons. Whatever went through his mind as the second half began, it only served to aid him in punishing those demons as on 74 minutes a defensive blunder gave Dana the opportunity he had been waiting for, and how he relished it.
Odense defenders Zaabalawy and Chrzan got themselves into a right mix-up as Dana ‘The Assassin’ gleefully skipped through and past them with the ball, burying the shot into the net out of the reach of the despairing Pilgaard. 2-0 to Revival and smiles on the Noblemen’s faces. Dana however, was not celebrating. He was running full speed to the Odense bench but was restrained by his colleagues, as gestures and Iraqi curses were generally aimed at Hojris and the next 10 generations of his descendants.
Egressy would add one more for Revival from a corner, and Venkat Variar almost scored against his old club on 89 minutes as a curling shot was cleared off the line by an Odense defender. Doc Afeaki had managed to get a consolation goal the minute before, but once Variar’s shot was cleared it was just moments before the referee put the Danes out of their misery and allowed ‘The Assassin’ to go celebrating around the pitch, again screaming various insults at the Odense owner but dancing and jeering and celebrating like he’d just won the cup.
After the game, we caught up with the youngster but have had to cut short his full speech from it’s full fury to an edited version:
“Hojris you son of a goat! You get on the pitch and see if you can stop me from scoring! You have no respect! No respect for Iraq, for football, or for your club!! You have no respect for Raszków, and no respect for anything! You pig son of a pig! You have respect for Dana now though don’t you!? Oh yes, it was The Assassin who has ended your dreams tonight mighty Hojris. Your Odense team has lost, and you did not stop me scoring.
Allah behold! The man is poisoned in his mind, deluded! Do you not remember that only 8 days ago I scored two more goals against your team as Raszków beat you 3-0 in a similar match!? I cannot wait to play your Odense dogs in the Golden League, HTUM Challenge Cup or any other competition you think you can compete in! Your mother is a better monkey than you would make a weasel, you pig dog snake of a skunk! I promise you – I will be your worst nightmare for seasons and seasons and seasons to come, and then my children will be your worst nightmares, and their children’s children until you weep and admit that you were wrong! It is war!”
Naturally, the club has distanced itself from Dana’s tirade and says that it will deal with all inappropriate public comments internally, though many Revival fans outside the stadium seemed sympathetic to the young Iraqi’s viewpoint, despite understanding that perhaps cultural differences in expression might need to be part of his integration lessons at his new club.
We cannot wait to see what Dana will do tomorrow in the league as he is due to start in the massive away game to MDP Gdansk, whom RR beat 3-0 at home last Sunday. This away match will be a tougher challenge however, so expect a blinder of a game with Revival fired up more than ever.