Seeing red over yellow

2010-06-22 11:24
Dear Editor,

It’s not the vuvuzela or the crime or even the childish goings on by the French and English teams that will destroy this world cup, but the referees.

Anyone who has played or supported football knows that a red card is a death knell in any game. When the red card comes out, the game is reduced to a one sided affair. The 10 man side are lucky to get a draw but most likely will lose.

I have watched two games that have dished out 20 yellow cards between them and two reds in that mix. What a ridiculous scenario.

I think every ref that is so heavy handed should be investigated as something is very wrong. I see FIFA was saying that they are happy with the refereeing. Doh! What else are they going to say?

When that red card comes out, my TV goes off.


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