And you thought the software industry was bad...

No matter how hard we think we play in software, football/soccer players are worse. Here's the evidence.

I am a rabid football (soccer) fan, with Arsenal my passion. I think when we die we are handed soccer balls and we spend eternity passing, shooting, dribbling...

And tackling.

The software industry has its own form of tackle, and open source has offered new ways to do them (Oracle's Unbreakable Linux, potentially Microsoft's application for Open Source Initiative certification, Microsoft and Novell's patent deal, etc.). But no matter how rough we think we may play, football players/thugs are worse. From Materazzi to Joey Barton, some footballers belong in a boxing ring, not on the pitch.

So, on this sunny Friday morning, I give you the worst moments of football series.

My favorite? Perhaps this kung fu kick from one of my favorite players, ever: Eric Cantona. It looks like it comes from The Matrix:

Ooh! Ah! Cantona!

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