Women's soccer team deserved better fate
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Aug 15, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Women's soccer team deserved better fate

Stoney Creek News

We will never have success, as we should, as long as we play down terrible infractions in sports and especially during the Olympic games.

The Canadian women's soccer players have devoted their lives in order to compete in the Olympics for a chance at winning the gold medal.

For their sake, we must scream for justice. We must demand instant replays for the integrity of the Olympics and for justice for our athletes.

The U.S team had at least three serious infractions that were not called.  The ball was handled twice, once at midfield and once inside the penalty box; then a corner kick was given against us, which was shown to be heeled off the U.S player, from which they scored.

The difference is that our young women were defeated and they deserved to win.

When we get politicians who are not afraid of speaking out for our country, there will be a chance that our young athletes will be treated fairly and integrity will come back into the Olympic Games.

The last time I saw such a terrible infraction in soccer was in the last World Cup when Thierry Henry, of France committed a handball infraction to keep the ball in play and then committed another handball infraction  to give the ball to his own player who scored, and put Ireland out of the World Cup.

Soccer needs a John McEnroe. Soccer needs instant replays. We need justice for our young athletes.

Can you remember who came in third at soccer in the last Olympic Games? I can’t.

Bill Traynor, Ancaster

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