he did the right thing for the team.
its a pity Ghana did not score from the resulting spot-kick.
he got sent off(his punishment) and Ghana got the spot-kick plus numerical advantage, albeit with not much time left.
i would say Ghana blew their chance. a pity.
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What a shame to Suarez !
No replication of Hand of God anymore
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Seems like a good shot stopper, maybe Real Madrid, Man City or Chelsea would join in the race to sign him as a goalkeeper.
This is easy to solve.
Referee just award the goal to Ghana on the spot.
Do not need any penalty.
Last edited by ricohflex; 5th July 2010 at 06:58 AM.
Did he cheat? Is there any doubt?
cheat | ch ēt|
1 [ intrans. ] act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, esp. in a game or examination : she always cheats at cards.
Just because someone else would do it doesn't make it right. He got punished, and Ghana missed their opp. Perhaps there should be a goaltending rule like in the NBA (they get the goal and a free throw, IIRC)
A hero? Hardly. If it was instinctive, then we should question why he has that instinct. Was he perhaps a goalie in the past?
What made it even worse were his 'hand of God' comments after the match -- handling the ball could be seen as an act of desperation; those comments were the mark of a true a**hole.
Ghana lost because Gyan missed a penalty. They can only blame themselves.
ok. He cheated to win. But nobody remembers the journey, only the result. If Uruguay eventually lifts the WC, Saurez will be an idol. Look at Maradona.
Also, can one be too clean to win a competition? There are people who talk about rules and sportsmanship. Sports are competitive in nature, you try to win at all costs. Instinctive cos he is a survival. Instinctive cos he is street smart. Instinctive cos he has the desire to win at all costs.
I do not see any difference between bringing down a player in a one on one situation and this handball situation.
The offense was duly punished with a red card.
cheater, hero or not, that is up to individual to decide.
And I think Ref should not be given the power to award the goal too. The game should not be decided based on what might possibility happen when in reality it has not.
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