Monday, August 6, 2012
Daily Honor Roll - August 6th, 2012
On this day there is only 1 honoree. It's a team that exhibited fair play and was still robbed by a cheating Olympic referee. While the team lost, it's amazing play and dedication to the sport deserves an honor.
Team Canada Women's Soccer Team - With 10 minutes left and Canada getting closer to upsetting Team USA, the Norwegian referee decided to make calls to ensure team USA would win the game. The first cheating call came after the referee called the Canadian Goalkeeper for delay of game.
For most honest and decent human beings watching the game, they felt betrayed and a sense of disbelief. The referee awarded an indirect free kick in the penalty area. Even Team USA's coach said that she had never seen that call made before. The USA took their chance and the ball glanced off the hand of a Canadian defender.
It was an inadvertent play. Never the less, the cheating Norwegian referee called a penalty kick and Team USA tied the game. That call and the delay of game should have never been made. It sure looked like the fix was on in this game.
From their, the cheating referee made call after call to try and ensure that Team USA retained possession and chances to take the lead.
Team Canada had a chance late. With an American player down in her area and Canada pressing with numbers, Canada kicked the ball out of bounds to allow the American player to receive medical attention. It was a classy move and showed that Canada's women are great sportswomen.
I'm sure NBC is happy with this ridiculous outcome. Their ratings will be through the roof as Team USA faces Japan in the gold medal match, which is a rematch of the World Cup Final. You can draw your own conclusions but I have made mine and it annoys me!
Team Canada deserves to be on the honor roll today. Congratulations ladies. In the mind of most decent people, you won the game!