Between the NHL's line brawls and hallway fights and the NFL's Richard Sherman non-troversy, sports pundits had enough to talk about Monday morning. But the photo of a speed skater giving a victorious rival the double-bird is what should really be the top sports of the day.
A less-than-gracious sport picture of the day runner-up pic.twitter.com/soS9CsUXjD— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) January 20, 2014
Now that is how you let a fellow competitor know how you really feel. But what's really going on between these two? The Internet needs to know.
HyperVocal filled in some details. The Independent had the rest. The photo was taken by Getty photographer Robert Michael at the Short Track European Championships where Russia’s Viktor Ahn had defeated the Netherlands’ Sjinkie Knegt in the men’s 5000m team relay. The race was not close, and Knegt decided to unleash the birds at his opponent and even do a fancy little kick in his direction, as you can see in the video. Knegt was promptly disqualified for his unacceptable behavior. The European Championships are the last big tune-up race before the Winter Olympics.
In case you're wondering, yes, the two will compete against each other in Sochi, so get ready for the grudge match of.