Video Pick: Nigerian coach won't shake hands with Ellis

First it was New Zealand coach Tony Readings refusing a handshake from China coach Hao Wei. On Tuesday night, after the USA beat Nigeria, 1-0, Nigeria coach Edwin Okon snubbed U.S. coach Jill Ellis. "I typically always go and shake the coach's hand," Ellis said. "The bench personnel shook my hand and the coach, I said, 'You're not going to shake my hand?' He said, 'No.'

4 comments about "Video Pick: Nigerian coach won't shake hands with Ellis".
  1. Terry Ellis, June 17, 2015 at 9:11 a.m.

    I understand that he was disappointed but that was just low class on his part. It is not like the US team had gotten the win by a dive or dirty play! They were beaten fair and square.

  2. Alex G. Sicre, June 17, 2015 at 11:37 a.m.

    He taught them to hack instead of play and lost. He should look at his tactics. Very poor sportsmanship.

  3. Santiago 1314, June 17, 2015 at 6:34 p.m.

    Maybe it was because Coach Jill, Ran out to the middle of the field to Celebrate, INSTEAD of going to shake hands with the Opposing Coach...You can see in the FULL Video that she gets out on the Field and goes “Oh, Shitake Mushroom, I forgot to shake hands” THEN she goes over to the Opposing Bench…He did Refuse to Shake her hand initially, then tried to grab it, when she was shaking one of the Assistants hands

  4. Santiago 1314, June 17, 2015 at 6:35 p.m.

    P.S. …Maybe it’s because EVERYONE Hates Losing to the U.S.A. … We are “The UGLY Americans” who Rule the World… BUT, that Spirit of AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM is worth One Goal a Game…Use It or Lose It…If we can’t Dominate Technically, at Least we can Dominate Physically, AND MENTALLY

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications