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Mauricio Espinosa Is England’s World Cup Villain

MAURICIO Espinosa disallowed Frank Lampard’s goal against the Germans. Espinosa is the ying to Tofik Bakhramov’s yang. It was Bjkhramov who, with the World Cup final between England and Germany tied at 2–2, and after 11 minutes of the first period of extra time, allowed Geoff Hurst’s goal.

We still don’t know for certain if the ball crossed the line. But the record books tell us it did.

Now we have Mauricio Espinosa, the Uruguayan linesman. Tablid conspiracy theorists will love this. A Russian gives the goal against the Germans. The Uruguayan says no goal against the English…

Still. England went on to be thrashed 4-1. There is not even the injustice to hang on to. But England ARE better than Slovenia – and what they don’t know about goat herding only the Albanians can teach them….


Posted: 27th, June 2010 | In: Sports | Comments (21) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0