FIFA has announced that they are launching an investigation into yesterday's travesty between the Canadian women's national team and the United States for bringing the game into disrepute. No, not the referee whose performance belongs in Zürich's long hall of infamy; the
by Canadian players including Christine Sinclair and Melissa Tancredi. Speaking on the field of play, before they'd even had a chance to get changed, Sinclair said "we felt the referee took it away from us" and Tancredi said she told referee Christina Petersen to "put on your American jersey."
You'd think that FIFA would be more concerned about refereeing that even the most hysterically partisan
observers agree was terrible than angry athletes who felt cheated speaking harshly in the heat of the moment. But, of course, FIFA got what they wanted (a marquee World Cup rematch between the United States and Japan) and they've always been far more concerned about being in control than being competent.
saying that it is unlikely Sinclair will be punished. That's something, anyway (sorry, I can't find the original
article online). But the ...