Browsing Referee Mistakes

On Referees Ruining Matches in the World Cup

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

There is nothing better than a month dedicated to football. The World Cup is one huge massive chunk of joy for fans, but despite the enjoyable matches so far in Brazil and the abundance of goals, referees like Yuichi Nishimura, Wilmar Roldan and his crew and Nicola Rizzoli have made it possible for many to feel like there’s something wrong with the tournament. More

Officials Screwed Maryland in Duke’s Favor

Posted on 17 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

One of the least surprising things anyone can hear when it comes to ACC basketball is Duke getting a wrong call in their favor. It happened again when they faced Maryland, beating the Terps 69-67, and getting a possession call going their way which in hindsight might have decided the game. More

Lee Mason Was Helping Manchester City Beat Liverpool

Posted on 27 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

When you remember who the referee was during a match, it probably means he had a bad day. That’s quite the understatement when it comes to Lee Mason, doing everything he possibly could by making wrong decision after bad one, as his assistant completely blew an offside decision to disallow a Raheem Sterling goal and himself ignore Luis Suarez being fouled in the penalty area, aiding Manchester City claim a 2-1 win over Liverpool. More

Martin Atkinson Helps Swansea & Chico Flores Cheat

Posted on 10 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Flowers? Hallmark thank you card? Money? Swansea need to be very thankful that Martin Atkinson was the referee in their 1-1 draw against Hull City, saving them from a loss by allowing Chico Flores to score with his hand, and not seeing another handball, this time by Dwight Tiendalli, stopping an Alex Bruce header which should have given the Tigers a penalty kick. More

Soccer Needs Video Technology – Kevin Mirallas and Wayne Rooney as Proof

Posted on 25 Nov, 2013, by in Featured, Soccer

Referees are human beings, and even five of them on one football pitch can’t see anything. Of course, some of them are actually terrible at their job, but get to keep it through the wrongdoings of FA’s and FIFA. Kevin Mirallas nearly ripping Luis Suarez to pieces and Wayne Rooney kicking violently at Jordon Mutch serve as another example of how the sport needs intervention involving video, replays and cameras. More

Stefan Kiessling Scores a Goal That Doesn’t Exist (Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen)

Posted on 18 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Felix Brych might be demoted to a regional German league or never referee a match again after his horror show in the 2-1 Leverkusen win over Hoffenheim, which included allowing a Stefan Kiessling goal that didn’t even hit the target, disallowing a completely valid Hoffenheim goal and then giving the home side a penalty kick that shouldn’t have been awarded, although it was missed. More

Jonas Eriksson Gives AC Milan & Mario Balotelli A Penalty That Doesn’t Exist

Posted on 1 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Awful referee decisions continue to hurt the top competitions of European competitions, as Jonas Eriksson gifts AC Milan a penalty kick in injury time which was converted by Mario Balotelli to save a point against Ajax, even though Balotelli was the one who fouled Mike van der Hoorn and not the other way around. More

Daniel Sturridge Helped by Howard Webb & Luis Suarez Has a Perfect Comeback

Posted on 29 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even if the hero of the Liverpool victory over Sunderland was Luis Suarez, scoring twice upon his return to Premier League action, Daniel Sturridge scoring a goal with his arm whiel Howard Webb once again missed the moment and made a huge mistake was just as important towards the final result. More

Cesar Muniz Fernandez is the Worst Referee in the World (Right Now)

Posted on 26 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The sad thing about Elche getting screwed over by Cesar Muniz Fernandez via Real Madrid and Pepe? He has already made one huge mistake this season in favor of a big club in Spain, disallowing a goal by Juan Cala against Barcelona for no apparent reason. More

Real Madrid & Pepe Cheat & Win Thanks to Cesar Muniz Fernandez

Posted on 25 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

A terrible match from Real Madrid doesn’t end in a loss against Elche because Cesar Muniz Fernandez delivered one of the worst officiating performances we’ve seen in a very long time, giving a penalty kick for a foul that didn’t happen, falling, or wanting to fall, for Pepe actually committing a foul on Carlos Sanchez in the Elche box, well beyond the end of stoppage time, giving Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to look like a winner. More