Who wouldn’t have done the same?

One of the greatest two-fisted palmed handballs of all time, Suárez rightfully out for the semi, and a terrible end for Ghana and Africa, but for me that was match of the tournament. Poor Gyan, who would want to be in his boots?

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5 Responses to Who wouldn’t have done the same?

  1. calvininjax says:

    John Mahoney. He just used one hand, albeit at full stretch. 😉

    I wish Peter Storey had hit the crossbar.

  2. Stephen Foster says:

    Two tremendously good points.

  3. OS says:

    Yes, t’was the match of the tournament for me too. Being the perverse old bastard that I am, and a neutral, I enjoyed the guy fisting the ball away and the subsequent events. It was enthralling.

    The commentator called it cheating when the guy fisted the ball away. Not to me it wasn’t. Cheating is when you do something sly to try and trick the officials. There was nothing sly about that. He did what he had to do. Ergo Alan Bloor in the ’72 LC Final. Take a look at 9 mins 15 secs here.


  4. Stephen Foster says:

    That is the Greatest Film of all Time : )

    Former Chelsea and Uruguay midfielder Gus Poyet said he was disappointed Suarez was being accused of cheating.

    “That’s absolutely rubbish, he’s taking one for the team, helping one country to the semi-final for the first time in so so many years,” he said.

    “Everybody saw the action and the referee took the action and after the had the chance to score the penalty and he didn’t.”

  5. OS says:

    I agree with Gus : )


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