It was sad, sad, sad. Joao Pinto is the same thing here in Portugal. At last he made that final mistake that can cost his carreer. At last, because most here are tired of the embarassment most players on our team give us... Has anyone forget the European cup final against France? Enough is enough and our players need to learn the rules of playing soccer. Maybe now they sink down in shame and someone does something about it.
Originally posted by novacain
What happened to Portugal? I thought they were going to fire up, but they burnt out.
Terrible move by Pinto, I thought it was a red card for the leg lock tackle but then to punch the ump in the stomach. If that was Aussie rules he would be banned for life, no question. The captain touching the ump's face would be rubbed out for the season. Some players here have been suspended for a few games for accidental contact with the ump.