UK time is: 12:38:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate


















Latics and Proud



Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

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
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Big Game Preview - Latics v Fulham (Saturday November 1 2014)

Ali Al Habsi Joins Brighton On Loan (Friday October 31 2014)

Any Previous? Latics v Fulham (Thursday October 30 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - A Ghost In My House (Thursday October 30 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 4
2. henski 4
3. Whittleblue 2
4. Pauvre Jean 2
5. Thorpyness 1
6. laticus 1
7. Bert Hughes 1
8. Aspulliter 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 15 3 2 10 -12 11

Breaking League News

Brentford vs Derby Match Preview
Brentford : 01/11/2014 12:13:00
Big Game Preview - Latics v Fulham
Wigan : 01/11/2014 10:42:00
RUFC - Smallwood Looking Forward To Game
Rotherham : 01/11/2014 10:10:00
RUFC - Evans Wants Fans To Raise The Roof
Rotherham : 01/11/2014 09:49:00
Rotherham United v Middlesbrough Preview
Rotherham : 01/11/2014 09:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Saturday Will Be?
Suggested By:  Tommy Trinder
Latics Win 67%
Fulham Win 19%
Draw 14%