Friday, 30 May 2014

Nigeria under investigation for 2-2 draw with Scotland

As we discussed before Scotland's 2-2 draw with Nigeria, there were loud rumours that the game was being investigated for match fixing.  Many people dismissed this as blatant racism against Nigerians, and I can sort of see where they're coming from except then this happened....

Yes, that is the Nigerian goalie throwing the ball into his own net.  This one was disallowed for some reason, and if that counts as a foul in international football, John Sutton should consider himself lucky for not having been euthanised for his forearm smash against Aberdeen on the last day of the season.

An "own goal" by Nigeria made the game 2-1 to Scotland, which is very convenient, but then a Scotland defender fannied about inside his own box and allowed the Super Eagles to score an equaliser, to the dismay of all his team mates.  I mean... the Scotland players.

I'm not sure if they're actually under investigation but I do know that the SFA was contacted about possible match fixing before the game.  And to put it in context, on a scale of 1-10 on the 'how arsed can you be to play Scotland' game, I would suspect World Cup participating Nigeria were probably at about -3.  Plus, we all know that a little gambling makes every sport more fun.  How else am I supposed to enjoy my niece's sports day if I can't threaten to shatter little Tommy's knee caps?  I swear to god Tommy, if you don't finish top 3 in the sack race