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What They're Saying
August 25th, 2010 11:40PM



"When I look back on the full two hours of that game, which of course I have, there is not much I would change. One of the things I would change is the color of the card for de Jong’s tackle. Having seen it again from my armchair several times in slow motion and from different angles, I can see that it was a red-card offense. But at the time the decision not to red-card him was not based on me not wanting to send someone off in the World Cup final, it was based on the viewing angle I had."

-- World Cup final referee Howard Webb explaining why he gave the Netherlands' Nigel de Jong a yellow card instead of a red for cleating Xabi Alonso in the chest with a flying kick. (Reuters)

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