Clint Dempsey nearly sliced off his own thumb in a fit of rage

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Clint Dempsey, star of US Soccer, enemy of MLS defenses.

Dempsey is one of the leading lights in Major League Soccer right now, and was one of the most under-rated players in the Barclays Premier League when he was playing for Fulham.

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Dempsey is a bonafide American legend now however after his opening goal at the World Cup against Ghana, playing the tournament with that disgusting broken nose, as well as starting up his own rap career for some reason.

And now there is a new story to add to the legend of 'Deuce' thanks to former Fulham captain and teammate Danny Murphy. It involves Dempsey, a miraculously healed Bobby Zamora, a Europa League semi final, and a thick glass window. You might be able to guess where this is going...

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From Murphy's interview on talkSPORT:

"The worst thing I ever saw (in professional football) was ahead of the Europa League semi-final at Craven Cottage. Bobby Zamora had an injury to his Achilles and wouldn't be able to play, so we worked on the team and Dempsey came in to play as a striker in training.

By the time matchday came around - Bobby decided he was OK and Roy told Clint just an hour or two before the game. Clint is a passionate boy. He doesn't hold back and he decided to punch a window which had thickened glass in the corner of the Cottage.

Basically half his finger was off and you could see his tendon. Glass shattered - it was some punch by the way. Blood was going everywhere. This was all because he wanted to play of course."

Dempsey played the rest of the season with a bandage holding his thumb in place. Well, what else would you expect from him?

Clint Dempsey, star of US Soccer, enemy of glass windows.

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