Eagle-eyed fans see Canada captain Atiba Hutchinson with a TAMPON in his nose as he battled a nosebleed in his 100th appearance, as Croatia ended their World Cup hopes with a 4-1 win. 1.
- Canada’s Atiba Hutchinson used a tampon to stop his nosebleed against Croatia
- The captain played part of the second half with a tampon up his nose
- Fans took to social media to react to Canada’s unorthodox choice of treatment.
- Croatia came from behind to beat Canada 4-1 to take top spot in Group F
Atiba Hutchinson’s decision to wear a tampon in her nose during Canada’s World Cup clash against Croatia on Sunday sparked much amusement on social media.
Suffering a nosebleed midway through the second half, the Canadian captain was quickly attended to by his medical team and supplied with a tampon to stop the bleeding.
On the night of Hutchinson’s 100th cap for Canada, fans on social media were amused and shocked to see the midfielder running back onto the pitch with a tampon stuffed up his right nostril.
Canada captain Atiba Hutchinson used a tampon to stop his nosebleed during his 100th match
Croatia came from behind to beat Canada 4-1 to claim the top spot in Group F above Morocco
One fan wrote in disbelief: “For those watching Croatia vs Canada: did you also see a man running with a tampon up his nose or am I seeing things?”
Another baffled follower tweeted: “I’m pretty sure I just saw a player in Canada with a tampon up his nose?”
A third jokingly referred to Canada’s healthcare system, saying, “I thought Canada had great healthcare, why does a player have a tampon up his nose on the international stage?”
Alphonse Davies scored Canada’s first World Cup goal in two minutes against the Croats, who mounted a brilliant comeback thanks to goals from Andrej Kramaric, Marko Livaja and Lovro Majer.
Supporters flocked to social media to react to the midfielder’s unorthodox choice of treatment.
Kramaric, who would have turned his double into a hat-trick had it not been for the offside flag, helped Croatia climb to first place in Group F after Belgium’s 2-0 defeat by Morocco on Sunday afternoon. afternoon.
Some fans amusingly suggested that Canada’s unorthodox method of stopping Hutchinson’s nosebleed had broader political and social intentions.
One social media user quipped: ‘Canada normalizes men using tampons. Always on the vanguard.
Another wrote: ‘The most identifiable person at the World Cup is the player from Canada who uses a tampon for his nosebleed. A hero.’
One fan labeled Hutchinson a ‘hero’ and the ‘most relatable person’ at the World Cup.