January 05, 2011
Eric Abidal got his merciless revenge on Athletic Bilbao after getting hit by a coin thrown from the stands at the San Mames by scoring his first goal for Barcelona to advance his side to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.
Following a scoreless first leg, Bilbao continued to hold its ground in the second leg until Barcelona's dazed and enraged French defender scored in the 74th minute. Fernando Llorente scored one for Bilbao in the 85th minute, but it wasn't enough to prevent Barca from moving forward on away goals and coin-induced karma.
This, friends, is why you don't throw things at players. Well, this and the fact that it's just not very nice. But mostly this.