Two years ago, England were unfairly ushered out of the World Cup after a vital goal by Frank Lampard was incorrectly waved off. Tuesday night, England were on the beneficial end of a similar blown call, when Ukraine Marko Devic had a goal inexplicably disallowed.
England captain Steven Gerrard called it "a bit of luck." Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin was so incensed he challenged a journalist in the press room to a fight.
But all of us who follow the game should see it for what it is: a sick joke.
The fact that goal-line technology is not in the game now, two years after one of the most famous blown calls in any sport, isn't just disheartening -- it's scandalous. It is a willful refusal on the part of the people who run this sport to acknowledge that times have changed.
This would be fodder for comedy if it weren't for UEFA's reactionary opposition to reality. Listening to them, these governors of the game would have you believe that Michel Platini and his cohorts are the only ones...