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Adrian Lopez - Bloody Marvel




Wigan Athletic defender Adrian Lopez cut a figure reminiscent of former England captain Terry Butcher on Saturday in Latics 1-1 opening day draw against Norwich, when, despite having a head wound that was flooding blood down his face, the former Deportivo La Coruna player carried on for the best part of an hour.

Butcher famously 'played on' despite looking like an extra in a horror movie in a 1989 World Cup qualifier in Sweden and Lopez followed his example of bravery.

Following an accidental clash of heads with Norwich striker Steve Morison just 10 minutes into the game, Lopez was forced to have lengthy treatment to try and stop the flow of blood, he was in the dressing room for a full 15 minutes before emerging with his head bandaged up like some 1980's fashion icon.

Another patching up during the half-time interval allowed Lopez to continue for the start of the second half, but on 82 minutes, and with blood streaming down his face onto his shirt the brave defender finally succumbed and was replaced by Ronnie Stam.

Bloody Marvel

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic



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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 16 2011

Time: 12:11PM

Your Comments

Takes a bit of bottle to carry on playing with blood streaming down your face
worbo
Takes a bit of bottle to carry on playing with blood streaming down your face
worbo
diggin the head piece. although, it doesn't beat Gary's infamous Zorro mask.
R-wigan
diggin the head piece. although, it doesn't beat Gary's infamous Zorro mask.
R-wigan
Agree with R-wigan
Emirates
Agree with R-wigan
Emirates
brave indeed good on the lad alot of players would of wussed out of the rest of the game
Mike Leigh
brave indeed good on the lad alot of players would of wussed out of the rest of the game
Mike Leigh
Good lad - nice to have a bit of steel in defence
MagicMartinez
Good lad - nice to have a bit of steel in defence
MagicMartinez
 

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