Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Bullshit.

Last night's match against Italy sums up the story of Australia's World Cup.

Along with most other Aussies I was again extremely disappointed with last night's effort. And by that I'm not talking about the players' efforts; both teams played an extremely good game of football. I mean the refereeing.

But I suppose I should have seen it coming...

When you have a referee who looks like this when he gives out unjustified red cards:


...and keeps on looking like that for quite some time...


it shouldn't really be a surprise that he'd make a similarly stupid decision against Australia later on.

...

The match last night taught me a few things though. So I've decided to share my new knowledge with my very own step-by-step guide on How to Win a Penalty

1. Make sure you keep your mouth wide open at all times as if you are in constant pain (see below pictures for details).

2. Find a defender on the ground in front of you, like this:


3. Purposely run into the defender's back and wave your arms about a bit, like this:


4. Jump as far forward as you can (remember to keep your mouth open), like this:


5. Lie on the pitch with your legs up and stare at the ball (remember to keep your mouth open!), like this:


6. Laugh into the ground with your head down until the referee comes along and gives you your hard-earned penalty:


Final result: Italy - 1 Australia - 0. Bullshit.

The beautiful game isn't beautiful when there are mistakes like this made all the time. I vote for video referees at the next World Cup...

3 comments:

jas said...

hahahhaha!! i've always wondered why the referee had to scrunch his face up when giving red cards too hahahahah funny! but hey isn't the area around the goal really sensitive tackling-wise anyway?

liang said...

fkn ref...
hope he has firey diarrhea untill the next world cup...

Clare said...

Man...i was fkn stuck at work...and had to listen to the match on radio!!! you know how stressful that is~_~

stupid fkn ref!!! it was such a bad decision!!!! and this world cup is just full of bad ref!!!!! 3 yellow cards to one guy, 16 yellow cards in one match!! wtf, and everyone diving!!! just crap!!!

but good side :) i won $$ on brazil 3-0!! hehe

everyone come wif me to the next world cup!!and cheer aussies on again :)