Do you suppose FIFA purposefully told all the referees to turn rubbish after such a brilliant but largely boring opening week? Because the referee has suddenly turned diabolical, with the clear beneficiaries the neutral fans. The games have been largely exciting since, even if infuriating to the victim(s).
Luis Fabiano netted his Brazilian brace with some patented Brazilian flair, with the aid of a handball. Or more accurately: two handballs, which would make it a Thierry Special. The quality of refereeing is just nosediving by the day. Who’s up for Diego Forlan throwing the ball into the net for a legitimate goal by the knockouts? Odds, anyone?
Update: Apparently the ref was laughing about it whilst tapping his arm? Video after the jump.
This is not good. Not good at all, especially since Drogba pulled one back…