ShiftyPowers;2907890 said:I didn't say it was nice, I said it was smart. And there is a WORLD of difference in the context of Melo's tackle and De Jong's. If you guys don't get that then I don't know what to tell you. In the 72nd minute of a quarter final, yeah, a ref will send a guy off for a disgraceful tackle. In the first half of the World Cup Final? Ehhhhhh.... probably not. I don't get why some of you don't understand that. The odds of him actually getting sent off are extremely low, and that's proven by the fact that he didn't get sent off.
It's a disgrace then, and the referee should show more steel. Iniesta's diving was pretty "clever" too, then, in that he wasn't caught- both were wrong, even if Iniesta's was slightly justified in light of the lenience shown against Dutch barbarism- but either way, is this the kind of football you want to see, from either side? If so, I hope they set up a separate sport for people like you, and the rest of us can continue to watch football.
And what exactly makes De Jong's challenge smart anyway? It was highly unnecessary, unless you're advocating the puncturing of Alonso's lungs as a fair enough tactic to employ, in which case, this discussion rather deflates in light of what you frankly astoundingly seem to think is and isn't acceptable, at least in the sport we call football, not your strange Martial Arts-inspired hybrid.