Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
the referee in the holland/portugal game is being criticized for the number of cards he gave out, but i say he didn't hand out enough. i saw the whole game and every card was justified, with the possible exception of holland's first red. the ref missed the call when the portugese defender hit the dutch forward in the chest with his cleats. that was a red and a penalty! (tokyo, if you were a true oranje fan, you'd be complaining about this call for the next 4 years, probably longer.) that was the ugliest match of the world cup so far, but i hope they let this ref call the final. we'll see a clean game if they do.
It's the same ref who carded Zidane because he shot a free kick "too quickly" against switzerland
. Let say most of these cards were justified, but Ivanov is definitely a bit trigger happy... Figo is one damn simulating bastard.
Am I the only one to find Van Niestelroy slightly apeish? I remember AC Milan from the early 90s where the players were walking demigods, now we have Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Tevez, Van Niestelroy, Rooney... What a bunch of ugly footballers.