World Cup: Howard Webb – no good can come of this
Howard Webb is to referee the World Cup final. Hurrah? I don’t think so.
If he makes all the right decisions, the only people who will notice are the commentators on ITV and BBC, in particular Clive Tyldesley who will talk for a minimum of ten minutes about what a momentous occasion it is. They will make wise cracks about him being a policeman and how he ensures the players obey the law. Mark Lawrenson will be in his element.
Another fall out if he has a good game is the air of arrogance he will bring to the Premier League upon his return. If he makes a bad decision next season, we will remember that this was the guy who was referee for the World Cup final. He can do no wrong.
Meanwhile, if he has a bad game, he will sink England even further into the quagmire of embarrassment and ridicule. The world will point at us and mock, saying not only can’t we play football, we can’t referee it either. They may become mean, saying that with his bald head he’s trying to look like Pierluigi Collina, when in fact he looks much more like Right, Said or Fred.
No good can come of this (but on a personal note – congratulations Howard, hope it goes well).Tagged in: Howard Webb, world cup
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