What They're Saying

"I've done 150 games with him and can assume Mr. Pickel doesn't signal any old s***."

-- Bundesliga referee Herbert Fandel, who ejected Bayern Munich midfielder Mark van Bommel for an assault on Borussia Dortmund's Tamas Hajnal that was called by linesman Mike Pickel. Van Bommel, who had already been cautioned for a lethal tackle, claimed he was ejected because refs are out to get him. (Guardian)
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