FIFA Pres says the Russian ref (and when did Russians care that much for playing by the rules of the game?!) should have been given a yellow card himself. I say it shoulda been a pink slip…. What a chaotic game that was. For a while there it seemed the whole metaphorical distance between sports and war might collapse and implode….
“As for Portugal-Netherlands: Wow, what a mess. Even Sepp Blatter,
the president of FIFA, was compelled to criticize Russia’s Valentin
Ivanov — who handed out 16 yellow cards and four red cards — saying,
‘There could have been a yellow card on the referee.'”