"The death of Italian football", is how Catania President described his sides loss to Juventus - but why? Let's read on.
Perhaps this weekend referees all over Europe decided they would be really shit for a laugh. Maybe they are just not very good, or maybe they just made mistakes? In fairness, I'd struggle to do my job with thousands of people calling me a fucking penis or a horses arse and throwing coins at me. In the 26th minute, Catania scored a perfectly good goal. Usually an offside decision takes at the most five seconds to be decided - it took the officials a mighty 45 seconds to rule the goal out. This was after the Juventus players did lots of shouting. I'm not saying the officials were persuaded to change the decision but I'm not, not saying it. Understandably everyone was confused, then confusion led to anger, anger led to hate and hate led to the dark side.
Going back to the initial quote, Italian football died years ago, it died the moment James Richardson stopped sitting outside cafes eating ice cream. Why did you have to do this! We trusted you and this is how you repay us? Damn you, damn you to hell!
I miss Batistuta.