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|Seattle's love affair with the Open Cup turns sour|
The controversy surrounding Clint Dempsey and his trashing of referee Daniel Radford's notebook is quite ridiculous. Ridiculous because there should be no controversy. We know, we saw (and now we've
seen it repeatedly) what Dempsey did. We know what U.S. Federation regulations say about that sort of thing -- it is clearly considered, as it should be, an assault on the referee, and the mandated
punishment is a six-game suspension.
|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|"Gender is probably a factor. We have in our culture a protectionist stance toward women." |
-- Cheryl Cooky, an associate professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies at
Purdue, on the sympathetic reaction to Laura Bassett after her own goal that knocked England out of the Women's World Cup -- compared to the scorn directed at England's male players
when it's gotten eliminated from World Cups. (New