Bad Refereeing Decision Makes Mexico Fume
Rafael Marquez concedes a penalty that too match-winning against Arjen Robben of Holland. But the manager of Mexico Miguel Herrera demands Pedro Proenca to be sent home as he allowed a penalty which was invented to Arjen Robben by which Holland moved to the quarter finals.
Herrera put all the blame on the referee for his team not making it through the quarter finals. He criticised the official of Europe who was in charge of the European team and not only in the match versus Holland in two or three other matches Mexico suffered due to bad refereeing. Accordingly Robben’s third dive was a tumble and he said that the referee was late enough to prevent it. Robben himself stated that he did dive which was the first fall. He even apologised for such a shot. Herera fumed over the dismal decision by the referee and he hoped that the committee will look into account regarding the decision of the referees. However, they could not decide the course of the match and therefore had to give up. He vehemently stated that if Holland’s team has a conscience then they should seriously look into it and not be in the next round.
Throughout the course of the World Cup- The match against Cameroon Mexico were denied of two goals, against Croatia there were two penalties which was denied and he literally meant favouritism which was shown towards Holland. All the decisions which were doubtful were denied to Mexico. Mexico was knocked out in 2006 by a superb goal from Maxi Rodriguez of Argentina which is played in the spirit of the game but to be knocked out due to a poor decision makes it unsympathetic. Clearly the whistle man got severely criticised by all in and after the game which will be a learning lesson for the other referees.