06/05/2002, 12:27 PM
Valencia won the spanish title last night after a wait of 31 years with a 2-0 win away to Malaga. Anyone see the game? Remarkable incident just on half time- Valencia- leading 1-0 - scored a second, but the referee gave it as offside and was surrounded by Valencia players, after a few minutes of argument and discussion with his assistant, the ref changed his mind (tv picturs showed it WAS onside) and awarded the goal. He was then surrounded by Malaga players, who *asked* him to change his mind again. According to the commentator, the whole mess took nearly 8 mins to sort out, before play resumed! Why he didn't get his book out and threaten a few red cards eariler is beyond me. How can a ref hope to command players respect when he lets them treat him like that!