Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Australia 0 - 1 Italy SCANDALOUS!

I have lost what little respect I had for Italy after watching the second round match last night... the Australians outplayed them throughout, the Azzuri dived and overreacted to tackles and the penalty decision in the final seconds was a terrible one. The Italian deliberately walked over the prone Aussie defender and made it look like he had been shot with a rifle. He knew he'd pulled the wool over the ref's eyes - after going to ground, he appealed and then when it was awarded he laid prone, clearly to hide his laughter - just look at his face when he finally got up. Disgraceful...

What with the scandal involving Milan, Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina raging at the moment, and with all the whining and accusations from previous tournaments, this was another poor advertisement for Italian football. Shame on you Italy.


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