Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Referees get mixed reviews for starring roles
by Samuel Charles, February 19th, 2013 10:53PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  off the post, referees, video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] The fastest double booking in Real Madrid history, 30 seconds of video forever alters the benchmark for lazy refereeing, and Brazilian superstar Neymar gets a ridiculous red card.

Our twitter friendly analysis of these arbitrator-laden films boasts: rapidly unlucky, deserving of scorn, and utterly baffling.

Sergio Ramos header made it 2-0 in the 12th minute of Sunday’s win in Madrid over Rayo Vallecano, and five minutes later he was shown two yellow cards in 44 seconds.

Hands in pockets, feet shuffling, clock watching, this teen has been ridiculed worldwide as his scene stealing apathy siphoned buzz from the Moroccan youth soccer genre.

Finally, Neymar’s fame, fortune, and style of play have seen him typecast in action scenes like the one at Ponte Preta on Sunday, and improved his composure. How this warrants a straight red is well beyond me, for it’s our readers who are the real connoisseurs of cinema referee.

Artur, who smacks and grabs Neymar’s face, twice, was also sent packing. The entire altercation is in slo-mo at 1:30…



2 comments
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: February 20, 2013 at 8:54 a.m.
    Sam, Neymar's card was for him kicking the defender between the leg in retaliation. I thought he deserved it.

  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: February 20, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.
    Neymar definitely deserves a red card--for that hair!


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Road to Vancouver: Canada takes Matheson    
Host Canada named its 23-player squad for the Women's World Cup. In the big news, head ...
MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls still on top, barely    
A high-scoring weekend moved several teams up Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings, but unbeaten New York ...
Europe in a Nutshell: Bayern clinches while world watches EPL    
Andrea Pirlo looks good losing; Watford's reality TV promotion; Champions League tidbits. Plus, why an insignificant ...
USL: Four unbeaten teams all triumph    
The Rochester Rhinos extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 victory against the ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"I think boring is 10 years without a title -- that's boring. If you support a ...
U.S. Paralympic team prepping for world championship     
Coach Stuart Sharp has named a 16-player roster for the U.S. Paralympic national team's April 29-May ...
MLS Week 8: Altidore breaks out with two golazos    
Jozy Altidore scored his first two goals since opening with two goals in his debut with ...
Video Pick: Wonderful solo golazo from Down Under     
A 28-year-old striker who plays for Australia's Adelaide United might find himself a candidate for FIFA ...
U.S. Abroad: Bedoya and Johannsson get goals    
Alejandro Bedoya scored his third goal of the season in Nantes' 1-1 tie at Toulouse, and ...
USL: Richmond and Louisville remain unbeaten    
Richmond and Louisville City both remained unbeaten with shutout wins on Saturday. The Kickers defeated FC ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives