Ireland and USA aside, this World Cup has been a truly heart breaking experience. FIFA, its despicable president, Sepp Blatter, and the abhorrent, and quite frankly terrifying, officiating—referee, line judges, and fourth official all included—have all contributed to an appalling, and miserable World Cup for all of those who have been involved in any form. I truly feel as though these aforementioned factors are ruining the sport that I have come to know and love as soccer, football, and “the beautiful game”.
I feel so strongly for the countries that have been cheated so far by the unbelievable officiating. These referees are supposed to be the best referees in the fucking world, and from what I have seen over that past few days I’m just not convinced. I have seen some of the worst calls ever in the history of the sport (Ireland, USA, England, Mexico) and they are getting worse and worse by the day. What makes it worse is that FIFA is literally doing NOTHING to fix this miserable officiating.
Not only are these terrible calls affecting the teams that they steal the goals, wins, and qualifications from, but they are affecting all those who watch the game; veterans who know the game in and out and are as disgusted as I am by the lack of professionalism; impressionable youths who look up to these players and this sport; and those individuals, old and young, who are just getting into the greatest sport on earth. It is simply despicable and I cannot stand to watch another game.
This horrible excuse for a World Cup has brought me to the brink of giving up on the sport altogether, if nobody is willing to make the necessary changes to see that the sport remains wholesome and respectable then it is just going to the fucking dogs.
I am legitimately gutted, heart broken, and sickened by what I have seen over the past month and if something does not change I fear the worst.