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VIDEO: UAE player in trouble for backheeled penalty

A United Arab Emirates soccer player whose backheeled penalty in a friendly against Lebanon has become an Internet sensation, faces possible sanctions for being “disrespectful"

AP, Tuesday 19 Jul 2011
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The video of Theyab Awana’s goal in UAE’s 7-2 victory Sunday has become popular on YouTube.

UAE manager Esmaeel Rashed has told The National newspaper the move was “disrespectful.”

A meeting is set for late Tuesday in which the team will decide what action to take against Awana, including a possible suspension or fine.

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