Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Daylight Robbery

Now that I've had a couple of days to analyse the Australia v Italy match in the World Cup from an unbiased perspective, I can still unequivocally say (in Ozspeak) that "We Woz Robbed!"

Spanish (and possibly visually impaired) referee Luis Medina Cantalejo inexplicably gave a penalty to the diving Italian cheat Fabio Grosso in the dying seconds of the match which effectively handed victory to Italy on a silver platter.

As for Fabio Grosso's controversial actions in the penalty box, although I'm not a qualified Olympic diving expert, to me it looked like a forward somersault belly flop with a half twist, degree of difficulty 3.2. Here are the judges' scores.....

ESP 9.5
ITA 10.0
RUS 10.0
USA 9.5
GBR 9.0
FRA 9.5
KOR 10.0

Almost the perfect dive. I dare say that Fabio Grosso has greatly increased his prospects of representing Italy at Beijing 2008 in both the platform and springboard diving disciplines.

Right, I'll get my coat.....