Saturday, July 30, 2011

There's been so many times when I've gone ballistic at a referee. If you're a football fan, it's almost impossible not to have lost it.

If you think the refs are bad in Scotland and the rest of the UK, you should try seeing what they're like in MLS in Canada and the US. That takes ineptitude to a whole new level.

I'm sure we've all seen countless fans losing it. Some players too, but always with a bit of restraint and keeping it to the verbal abuse variety.

There's been a few exceptions.

Who can forget Paolo Di Canio shoving the aptly named referee Paul Alcock when playing for Sheffield Wednesday?

If you have, or have never seen it, then here it is...


A more theatrical fall on the football field would be hard to find. Di Canio got an 11 match ban and a £10,000 fine for that.

Quite mild from one of my all time favourite players and nothing compared to what happens in this Pakistan Premier League football match between the Pakistan Army and Afghan FC Chaman on July 26th.

Afghan FC were leading 2-1 with 15 minutes remaining, when the Army players lost it with the ref...


Let's just be thankful that Army guy didn't have a gun on him!

[*** Thanks to Football Pakistan for bringing this to our attention ***]

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