Friday, June 18, 2010

Koman Coulibaly a Disgrace to Soccer

You want to know one of the reasons why soccer/football will never be popular in the United States?  Watch this:



See how the United States (in blue) scored a goal?  If you answered "yes," then you are wrong.  Referee Koman Coulibaly decided to blow his whistle on a magical "foul" that never took place, stealing the victory from the U.S. and shaming soccer across the globe.  Actually, saying that he blew his whistle on a foul is kind, because Mr. Coulibaly actually refused to say why he disallowed the goal.

Mr. Coulibaly already had a terrible game before this, making incorrect and egregiously wrong calls throughout, such as calling a hand ball on Robbie Findley that hit him in the face.  The disallowed goal was the cherry on top.

On ESPN, Mr. Coulibaly was rightfully called a "disgrace" by sports commentator Alexi Lalas.  No wonder soccer will never, ever be popular in the United States with crap like this.

Update- Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda has called for an investigation into Koman Coulibaly for corruption.  I agree.

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12 comments:

Alezend said...

There must be something in the water or in the wallets because refs everywhere are becoming increasingly incapable of calling fair unbiased games.

Michael said...

You know it.

OSweet said...

Too easy to cheat in soccer. And it pays off too much not to. So ref has by far the toughest officiating job of any sport.
In any game you gotta expect to be screwed on at least a few calls -- especially if you're the USA, who everybody hates.
That said -- amazing to think that that was a country of 300m souls playing against a country of 2m. Great game, and all credit to both sides...

Joe C. said...

I also watched the game and would have to agree that the ref was TERRIBLE. However, I would also like to point out there are also terrible refs in other sports too. Armando Galarraga's blown perfect game, anyone?

That said, I think there has to be more refs on the field for a soccer game. One is too few

Fenway_Nation said...

I think FIFA is just trying to goad the USA into it's first full-fledged soccer riot.

Except the Laker's Fans were stealing the spotlight after last night.

Matthew Avitabile said...

I'm with Joe

Anonymous said...

mali is a friendly neighbour with algeria, while mali has no representation in the world cup and algeria is in the same group as the US. this was clearly a conflict of interest and should have been caught by FIFA before it amounted to what was a clear and decisive goal for a US win.

Anonymous said...

mali is a friendly neighbour with algeria, while mali has no representation in the world cup and algeria is in the same group as the US. this was clearly a conflict of interest and should have been caught by FIFA before it amounted to what was a clear and decisive goal for a US win.

Anonymous said...

Koman Coulibaly is a tool and someone should cut off his foot and put in a blender adn make him drink his own foot.

Sirchadthepro said...

I think in circumstances during sports there should be replays available to make it fair. At least football has a challenge flag; Why not incorporate that into other sports like baseball and soccer. Nope, people are idiots.

Fenway_Nation said...

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame? Isn't that right down the road from youse guys in Oneonta?

Matthew Avitabile said...

That's right-- an hour away. My brother goes to college there.