In the Danger Zone.
- Feb 10, 2009
Norway's best ref, Tom Henning Øvrebø, gave up after he made a catastrophic mistake against Chelsea. Chelsea fans inflamed by the abominable Morinhou made his life hell. For many years, he was a top, top referee refeering in the Champions League, world cup and the Euro. But that one big mistake cost him his career and he was hounded for years. It simply shouldn't be like that...
Firstly, Mourinho wasn't in charge, Hiddink was.
Secondly, whilst I don't agree with making anybody's life hell, he didn't deserve to get another high level game after that performance. If I remember correctly it wasn't one mistake but 3 or 4 clear penalty decisions that he got wrong. Chelsea were well within their rights to complain as it was pure incompetence that cost them the tie.
I still found it hilariously funny at the time, but the point stands. If you perform that poorly you're out of your depth. He was.