The game between France & Mexico in South Africa was notable for a number of reasons. France put in arguably the most abject performance of the tournament, including Nicolas Anelka politely telling Raymond Domenech to fluff himself, with the cherry the player strike shortly thereafter. Turns out not paying the utmost consideration to one’s duties was something of a trend that day – a Swiss doctor is in hot water for watching the game while performing abdominal surgery.
Patrice Evra gives us his reaction upon hearing the news.
The name is Vincent Bettschart, and he sounds like a surgeon from a straight-to-DVD horror flick, but since the patient is fine, Vincent may be a hero to multitaskers everywhere.
The problem for Vince is that it appears this wasn’t an isolated incident. Turns out it wasn’t even his worst faux pas. Watching a World Cup match was but a minor misdemeanor compared to the time he took a half hour break during an operation for an adult beverage. Poor decision making all around from this man, since France v Mexico wasn’t much good anyway.
Actually, pretty poor decision making from the Swiss medical field in general:
But his employers are standing by him and his only punishment has been a stern talking-to.
Even Anelka was booted from the team and he was just playing messenger.