Reasons To Cause Controversy: Euro 2012 Opener
The greater the tournament’s stature, the lower the threshold for death-threat inducing refereeing decisions. Plus it’s just fun to cause problems from time to time.
The opener between Greece and Poland had a couple such scenarios, with an early red card (two yellows) for the men in blue that was pretty suspect, but more importantly: that damn handball in the box. Was it intentional? Nope. Is slap-handling a ball in the box in any way cool? Nope. Unfortunate happenings can be penalties too.
But it’s a good thing this wasn’t against the co-hosts or anything, because they never get favorable decisions…
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