It’s probably going to be a long time before we stop talking about the England Colombia game for obvious reasons – it was the first time we ever won a penalty shootout at the World Cup FFS – but whilst we’re obviously all elated there are a lot of people out there who are far from happy with the outcome.
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One of these was Diego Maradona, who made it fairly clear that he was supporting Colombia in the buildup to the match by posting a picture of himself wearing a Colombia shirt. I suppose that’s fair enough really – these South American countries tend to stick together, Maradona probably has some beef with England over the years and he probably gets all his blow from Colombia as well – but his comments following the match weren’t really that cool.
Get a load of this:
I saw a monumental theft. I apologise to all the Colombian people, but they must know the players are not to blame.
It is the man who decides who the referee is who is to blame. A man like that (Geiger) should not be put in charge of a game of that magnitude.
With all due respect, Pierluigi Collina, as the man who designates the referees, he is very bad. He must apologise to the Colombian people.
I told Gianni Infantino, (FIFA president), that if I worked for FIFA, I would change everything. It has to be transparent. That’s why I didn’t go there.
The referee will know a lot about baseball, but he has no idea about football. The Colombian players asked for VAR and he did not give it to them.
Twice the English threw themselves to the ground and he did not admonish them. This was theft.
I mean is this guy for real? Whilst it might be fair to say the Geiger lost control of the match, to say that the English were diving is a bit rich considering how dirty and awful the Colombians were throughout the whole game. I know Henderson probably oversold that little headbutt a bit, but I’m not really surprised giving all the crap that they were pulling for the duration of the match. Suck it Maradona – Argentina went home and now the only South American country with a chance of winning the World Cup is Brazil. Bet you aren’t too happy about that are you big boy?
For more Maradona, here he is scoring a goal and celebrating by doing coke on the pitch. I guess that’s pretty legendary behaviour.