Last night I watched probably one of the best football matches of the World Cup Tournament that has been played so far, Ghana V's Uruguay.
I must admit though to feeling very sorry for Ghana's team when, after a fantastic and spirited display of footballing skill, they lost to Uruguay on penalties.
I know that "the beautiful game" is sadly marred by numerous bad decisions,and to some degree I guess that we have all come to expect the occasional cock up, but the way in which the "system" allowed Luis Suarez of the Uruguay team to blatantly prevent a goal by a deliberate handball, then,instead of allowing the goal (which was 100% guaranteed if not for the players hand !),they had to take a penalty....and Gyan hit the crossbar!.Don't dwell on it Gyan, it can happen to the best!.
After Uruguay's win Suarez was reportedly heard bragging that Maradona's 1986 "Hand of god" title was now his!......not a good advertisement for "fair play" in FIFA's world.
OK, so Ghana lost, but may I just say to the players,( if you happen to read this blog), that you DESERVED to win based on your passion, excellent playing skills and dedication. And Uruguay, you won in a very low and underhand manner, don't think for one minute that you should be proud of your achievement!.
The good news of course is that Uruguay now have to play Holland, and that match they will NOT WIN unless of course Uruguay decide to cheat and field a second "back up" goalie again!.