Belfast Telegraph

Monday 27 April 2015

Video: When female footballers attack - Elizabeth Lambert

A hard-tackling, hair-pulling female footballer has become an internet sensation after a series of violent fouls were caught on camera.

Elizabeth Lambert was suspended from the University of New Mexico team after being seen hitting, kicking and, in one instance, pulling an opponent down by her hair during a game against Brigham Young University.

Millions of people have watched clips of the defender's bad behaviour online since the footage was filmed last Thursday.

Team coach Kit Vela said: "Her actions clearly crossed the line of fair play and good sportsmanship."

The college player has apologised for her actions but she could still face further disciplinary action.

She said: "I am deeply and wholeheartedly regretful for my actions.

"My actions were uncalled for. I let my emotions get the best of me in a heated situation. I take full responsibility for my actions."

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