Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Great football. Italy are playing the US and are at 1-1, one was an own goal and since then we almost had another - and each of the teams are down to 10 men update *the US are down to 9 men*. Strange match. The atmosphere is terrific, loads of US supporters there.

Earlier Ghana played Czech Republic and played some amazing football, meaning they could be the first African team to make it through to the next round.

John Pentsil
in the Ghanaian team celebrated his goal by waving an Israeli flag. I wasnt sure why and wondered of it was a statement?! Turns out he plays for an Israeli team and carries the flag in his sock for good luck. So, sort of.

"He apparently kept the flag tucked away into his sock during the match. In the past, Pentsil has displayed both the Ghanaian and Israeli flags during soccer matches, most recently after Hapoel TA won the Israeli Cup". Nice one. Should raise some eyebrows.

Ghana player waves Israeli flag to celebrate goal

Ghana FA apologises for Israeli flag - because of complaints

(thanks Jonz who made a couple of excellent points today and very well too)


At Sunday, 18 June, 2006, Blogger Alan_McDonald said...

I had the good fortune to be in a bar that had cable tv so I could watch both goals in the US-Italy game. I also got to explain the game to my fellow Americans. Actaully, I saw both goals plus the elbow to the face that got the Italian the red card. That's probably ALL the World Cup I'll get this time around.

At Sunday, 18 June, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

The red cards against the US, well one of them, was a pretty lousy call. The Italian one was well deserved though!

At Monday, 19 June, 2006, Blogger krip said...

What do you expect with the Italians? I thought the yanks were bloody unlucky. They performed with great heart and passion. Something that is a tad absent from some of our overpaid prima donna's.
Isn't it refreshing watching some of the African teams. They are a delight. Playing the game the way it used to be, although maybe a little naievely for todays modern style of play.

At Monday, 19 June, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ghana FA apologises to the worlds anti-semites for the Israeli flag


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