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Blame the Ref!

neymar-0aI’ll be brief.  Those who watched the quarterfinal game between Brasil and Colombia in the FIFA 2014 World Cup saw one of the most disgraceful performances by a Ref you will ever see.  Thanks to his inability or lack of willingness to control the game, Brasil’s best player Neymar was ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup with a broken vertebrae.  With fouls spiraling out of control throughout the game, it was just a matter of time before someone got seriously hurt or a fight broke out.  Why FIFA continues to allow the degree of incompetence and likely corruption in soccer’s biggest football stage is beyond me, but once again officiating has tarnished a great tournament.  It may never change, but I for one refuse to pretend the problem doesn’t exist.