Date: 3rd February 2009 at 7:48am
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What a joke! Jose Bosingwa has gone unpunished after his stomping of Yossi Benayoun in the game on Sunday against Chelsea. I just can not believe this! Firstly, The referees assistant who was standing 30 centimeters away from the incident did not award a foul when players who were meters away saw it. Worse still, they did not even award Liverpool a freekick and instead gave Chelsea the foul. Whoever that referee’s assistant was should NEVER be allowed to officiate again if he could not see that!


What is making this even worse is that this assistant ref says he saw the incident so why did you not blow? Under FIFA law, the FA are prohibited from taking disciplinary action when incidents are seen at the time by the match officials. So because of this law, Bosingwa can not be punished. If the assistant had said he did not see the incident then Bosingwa would probably be getting a serious ban.

The FA has to step in here and make an exception to the law because this is sickening. There was not too much difference between Bosingwa’s actions and that of Cantona years ago when he got banned for months.

Bosingwa has apologised but I feel it too late to apologise. The guy has to be punished!


One response to “Bosingwa goes unpunished – Are you joking?!?”

  1. Tonka says:

    I know it’s a complete farse but it doesn’t surprise me as the officials at the match on Sunday were the worst in a long time. I think the vile stench that was Mr Wiley finally drifted across the pitch and hypnotised the linesman into thinking “we don’t know waht we are doing”. You can see I called him a linesman as he is still a long way to go from being a ref’s assistant. We were right in the Main Stand lower level looking down at that corner. Yossi (who was outstanding when he came on) was doing a great job shielding the ball in the corner. He was kicked several times before Bosingwa’s assault. How the flag went up in Chelsea’s favour was hard to accept and he soon knew what we felf about the decision. The reason provided for no punishment is a joke. Just because he saw and for some reason thought it was acceptable is no reason for something like that going unpunished. The rules really need looked at if players can get away with things like that. What type of example are FIFA trying to promote.