Passive-aggressive retribution at its finest
During a Copa Libertadores match between Deportivo Capiata of Paraguay and Atletico Paranaense of Brazil, Julio Irrazabal felt his personal space was being invaded by Carlos Alberto while setting up a free kick. But instead of pushing him away or making a melodramatic appeal to the referee, Irrazabal quietly untied one of Alberto’s shoes.
When the ref ordered the Paranaense player to move away, he also told him to tie his shoe, surely giving Irrazabal a moment of satisfaction.
This small victory proved to be the only one for Capiata, though, as they lost the match 1–0 and and were eliminated on an aggregate score of 4–3.