Originally posted by divegeester
Looks like handball to me - check 22 seconds in:
It hit him on the top of the arm...the bicep.
the bicep is not the hand.
the ball struck him, and yes he had to put himself between the ball and the goal which he did, but he still did not stick his hand deliberatly in the way to commit a hand ball, the ball no matter where he placed his arm was always going to hit him in that region by no fault of his own.
So benefit of the doubt Ghana get cheap penalty 1-1.
but for referee to consider it as a sending off offence is way over the top....there must be other reasoning by such irrational decisions. the Germany v Serbia game was another example and it just so happens to be the same group...kept constantly handing out yellow cards to Germany until they had a man sent off.
So a cheap penalty and a man down, not to mention the Aussies number 1 player Mr H. Kewell.
okay Harry is sent off, earlier in the game he took a dive and pleaded for a penalty but it was not given, Italy took a dive like that 4 years ago and the ref didnt hesitate to give a penalty,harry's dive even looked more real than that....he didnt hesitate to give Ghana a penalty either...and even Addy's offence was over looked, he should have been red carded.
Australia will be all fired up against Serbia and victorious without a doubt, they will also scrape into the top 2.