I agree that the officiating of the WC is one of the reasons NA fans do not treat the tournament seriously. The international officiating is at times a joke with its horrific calls. However, watching this year's tournament, i must say that i feel the
officiating is nothing out of the ordinary compared to past WC events. I do sympathize with the officials because this is the hardest sport to ref in my opinion, and even the best officials will not get everything right all the time.
well, at least you guys aren't short on reasons why you don't care.
I think the refs has been worse this year than they usually are, especially with penalties that they didn't call as much as the ones they did. To have quite a few suspensions given after the games when they only got 2 mins in the game is just crap. Only benifits the next team that team plays instead of the team where the infraction happened. That system would also ensure that Tollefsen gets thrown out every other period So everybody wins