Alecko Eskendrian of DC United after being voted as MLS player of the week was fined $250 yesterday for inappropriate conduct. Eskendrian scored in the 41st minute against the Red Bulls last Saturday, then took a swig of Red Bull from a can and spat it out onto Giants stadium turf. (NY Times, Apr 26)
This is known as product placement
Seriously, what are cans of Red Bull doing on the sidelines? The players don't need to get wired, they need hydration. Out of shape bar and clubhoppers drink vodka and Red Bull so that they can go blotto till the wee hours of the morn.