No, I don't mean a sorority girl walking home the day after a long night. I'm talking about Daniele De Rossi walking off the pitch in Kaiserslautern. That would be right after he threw a sharp elbow into the mug of Brian McBride. It seems so long ago now, the Fulham man going up for a head ball and coming back down with a good-sized cut under his eye.
Well, Roma's #16 hasn't forgotten about it. He would like everyone to know that it wasn't as bad as it looked, that "all that blood made it seem worse than it really was." And granted, he did get sent off for it. It was probably ref Jorge Larrionda's best move of the night.
De Rossi grateful for WC ban [Channel 4]