I must admit that I did not see the original incident during which the Uruguyan striker Suarez swatted the ball off the line with his arms in the final minute of extra time in the World Cup Quarter final match against Ghana. It is only now, having seen the incident some 24 hours later that the manifest unfairness of what subsequently happened to Ghana has become clear to me.
True, Ghana was correctly awarded a penalty and Suarez was quite rightly sent off – and if Gyan had scored Ghana would have won. But the question remains: did the punishment really fit the crime? Was not a penalty and sending off too lenient for what was undiudtedly one of the grossest acts of calculated cheating on aninternational football field?