The exact same kick could have been done from someone clearing a ball. Its only a soccer ball. He went up and apologized immediately. Red card (1 game suspension) was enough. Just my opinion... Anyway, cant see him starting in the playoffs as his first game back now...
That's the point, it didn't happen during the run of play where a ball was cleared. 3 fans were hit by the same ball because of someone's stupidity. A ball cleared wouldn't have been hit as hard as that one was. I could care less he didn't mean it. If a guy blows by a stop sign and broadsides you and you get hurt, you're going to be ok with it because he's genuinely sorry about it and shake their hand?
"It's only a ball?". Are you serious??? If you'd like, we can meet in a park and I'll srike you with a well inflated ball to your face from less than 10 yards out with the same force the kid and this woman was and we'll see if your opinion remains the same.
Kudos to the guy (whoever he was) who wouldn't allow him to get near the injured fan. Kudos to the fans in that area with the "Asshole" chants.
An added 3 games is less than what he should have gotten.