Chelsea vs. Barcelona
LINK UPDATED: New video featured, though Piqué’s statement is scrambled.
Above: By far the best compilation of evidence from yesterday’s horror show at Stamford Bridge. This may be the game where international football finally decides they need some form of instant replay. Heartbreaking for Chelsea, on the other hand, one can imagine there were many converts to religion in Barcelona!
Make sure you wait for the segments well past the musical interlude (about 2:42), a really good overview of commentary and replays with seasoned observers. You make the call? I defy even the most loyal Barcelona fan to argue that even ONE of those should not have been called. Schade, Chelsea! All of football suffers with this, as Guus Hiddink said, “injustice.”
The game should be replayed, no question.
UPDATE: Ballack interview. (Here is another link to the parodies popping up about Ballack’s ‘lost moment’ toward the end after the fourth howler.)
UPDATE: Current data from CNN International.