Wed Nov 24 11:30am EST
UPDATE: Cluj have sacked Sorin Cartu specifically for this incident. They've also issued an apology to everyone. Who knew that refraining from kicking out plexiglass in a rush of fury could be so important to one's job security?
CFR Cluj manager Sorin Cartu has a well-documented history of anger management shortcomings on the touchline. During Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League loss to FC Basel, he set a new standard for manager freakouts by kicking out the plexiglass next to his seat in a fit of Hulk-like rage.
The fact that everyone around him remains so calm is amazing. When the man next to you puts his foot through plexiglass during a Champions League match, you either get out of the way or shoot him full of horse tranquilizers until the police arrive. You don't just sit there like everything is fine. But, that's what they did.
Perhaps they're used to it, though. Two years ago, Cartu tried and failed to break through the plexiglass with his head in a fit that should have been taken as a bizarre cry for help. Video of that strange incident right this way...
In addition to these psychotic urges to destroy, Cartu also has a wide range of angry facial expressions and bodily contortions. Have look:
This appears to be his natural state. Like a rabid bulldog always ready pounce.
I call this "The Angry Urkel."
"The Groping Joker"
If there was plexiglass around, that karate chop would have smashed it.
In closing, do not get in this man's way. Especially if you are made of glass or a glass substitute.
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