3. REF WATCH: Rooney complained like a kid, says World Cup ref
Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo, who ejected England's Wayne Rooney
during its quarterfinal loss to Portugal, is quoted in the British media as
saying, "[Rooney] was complaining all the time, always coming close to me saying
'referee' this and 'referee' that. Protests and more protests ... he reminded me
of my kids!" Elizondo red-carded Rooney after the 21-year-old stomped on
defender Ricardo Carvalho's while Carvalho was on the ground. The British media
and fans had accused Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo of influencing Elizondo's
decision, to which the referee told the magazine FourFourTwo, "He stamped on
Carvalho's groin. That is a straight red card in any country."
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