You have probably seen this a countless number of times on sports news, but it makes me sick to the stomach how the press and fans of the game alike seem to only point fingers at Thierry Henry's hand ball incident.
First of all, I will say that it was wrong from Henry to not admit that he touched the ball with his hand. He got caught with the excitement of having a wrong call ruled on his favor, and I truly believe that the great majority of player's would have reacted the exact same way. Besides, when was the last time you saw a player calling out a referee during a match because he allowed an illegal goal on his team's favor.
Why is nobody pointing fingers at the referee Martin Hansson, who I will say in his defense that he's human and it's perfectly understandable that once in a while he will make mistakes, but this is not the first that he's made a controversial call. This year alone Hansson ruled a penalty on Liverpool's favor against Atletico de Madrid when Gerrard faked a foul, and also ruled out a goal by Kaka on the Confederations Cup Brazil Vs U.S. match when the ball crossed the lined before being cleared by the American goalkeeper.
However, must of the blame should go to FIFA and Joseph Blatter for their long stand against the use of technology to call-out offsides, balls that have barely crossed the goal line, along many other hard to make referee decisions that they have to make on the split of a second, but which are in desperate need to use of video replay in order to make a perfectly fair calls. Makes me think that FIFA is way too corrupt to allow such a thing, because by allowing referees to make mistakes they will always have an excuse to fix games.
[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]