The Five Billion Person Party

Notes of a wandering American soccer fan

“I felt like killing the ref”

Posted by steigs on June 13, 2008

I think we’ve all had that homicidal feeling after a referee gives the other team a huge break.  Like, for example, a borderline penalty call in stoppage time of a crucial match

“…last night I was speaking very differently about the whole thing, I wanted to kill.  Referees make mistakes and this was an obvious error that harmed us all…”

That’s Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, on the Austria-Poland game.   Brilliant political pandering to his angry constituents or a reckless stirring up of passions?  You make the call. 

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