I just thought it was crazy to see a rule I had never seen before get called. I'm used to watching Italy play, Buffon sure loves to hold the ball and dictate what he wants his players to do (he is the captain afterall) but he can hold that ball easily for 15 seconds.
An oblivious call at a crucial moment sure makes me feel uneasy about the whole situation.
His jump-off was screwed and instead of entering the water in a straight line, his legs were parallel with the water. Scored 2.5's. He took it all in stride though and was laughing about it afterwards. Just a sad way to end your Olympic career.
The canadian fight shouldn't have even gone to a count back..........the referee gave the Brit 2 warnings about holding his opponents head down ,and when he gave him the THIRD warning it should have been a point deduction (according to Russ Ember doing the color for the fight)
Wonder if Canada filed a protest? Going by the refs actions 3x with the same warning to the Brit they should have had a case"..........