OT: Official Euro 2008 Thread II
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06-09-2008, 07:32 PM
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The argument to be made was did he go off on his own (no) and was he still part of the play (no).
You may want to re-think your argument if you are going to say he wasn't injured.
The Italian player went out of the play because he collided with another Italian player.
The officials obviously called that play with him as an active player. Because they did not whistle for the injury and they did not make a call to allow him to leave the pitch. Panucci was still an active player and therefore no offside.
The discretion by the officials isn't to call him offside or nor, it is to call him injured or not.
Once the decision is made to call him uninjured (and therefore active), the onside call is a no-brainer.
Do you believe he was injured? Injured because Buffon touched him on the corner defense?
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