Last week I watched 2 games which ended in a total disgrace. In both games the referees we're swamped and abused by players from the losing side. Ok I will give that in one the losing team was really hard done by with four penalties not given and they lost by a last min goal.
In the other game, it was like 5 vs 2 towards the end on the game. The odds was stacked against the losing team and in the ensuring run in and bunkering and playing ons... a fracas ensured as players verbally attacked the refs and I was totally disgusted at the rubbish behaviour. The abuse from the crowd didn't help either. The irony was that the player that started the yelling at the refs was the same guy who wiped 3 times during the game. The refs were woeful in missing 3 wiping incidents but everyone who stood behind him outside the nets saw it. The refs were also at fault for talking back but they're only human and I cant blame him for answering to being called 'shit' by the players. And Ironically Dan Perez told me the day before that verbal abuse towards a referee is an automatic 2 game suspension.
There are disappointing similarities between both games- in that the behaviour of both teams of players after the game was appalling. The only difference is that in one they culprit 'apologised' and hopes that UEFA doesn't throw the book at him but in the other game we'll get squat.
Drogba's behavior was slammed by the worlds press and football fans from all over the world. BBC World Service had a phone in and a lot of football fans called his behaviour a sham and shame. Personally I hope UEFA throws the book at him and slap him with match bans. We don't need that sort of shit in football.
SADLY on the other hand- nothing will be done to the player who cheated and then lead the abuse on the referees after that game. And that is a problem that will manifest and I think its the Malaysian Pros problem. They have been letting this sort of behaviour happen time and time again until players think its their right to abuse them when things do go their way.
It might have been ok to voice out your displeasure if you had a bad call on you. But that team was clearly losing with 2 vs 5 - there was no way they were going to come back and force a win. To argue and spit the dummy like that was ridiculous. Its like yelling at the ref after Manny Paciao and knocked out Ricky Hatton. They were goners and yet they argued like they were on the verge of pulling off a win.
Malaysian Pros or whoever the sanctioning body is - you have to throw the book at these guys too. But you won't I know you won't and in a few weeks time the same old shit will happen again and the same things will be said.