Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a soccer player had
a nasty case of hemorrhoids, and they ruptured while he was playing a
If you answered “yes,” you’re crazy. Nevertheless, your curiosity is about to be quenched.
Meet Leo Ponzio, midfielder for the River Plate
soccer club, which currently plays in Argentina’s second division. Mr.
Ponzio was recently playing in a match against rival club Boca Unidos
when a wicked case of hemorrhoids flared up…for all the world to see.
Now, in case it’s been a while since you took human bio, hemorrhoids
are blood vessels that everyone has in the anal canal. Yes, I said the anal canal.
However, when we say someone “has hemorrhoids,” what we’re talking
about is an inflammation of these blood vessels. It’s an uncomfortable
condition, and if it gets really bad, the vessels can burst.
And that takes us back to Ponzio, whose hemorrhoids burst during the
match against Boca, creating a grizzly seen on the outside of his
shorts. So obviously he stopped playing, right?
Wrong. Apparently he wasn’t experiencing discomfort, so he played the
whole 90 minutes of his squad’s 2-1 win. He just kept changing his
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