Sunday, June 13, 2010

Green: The Hand of Clod

Whilst on a FIFA World Cup theme and having previously posted the story of the Maradona Hand of God goal in 1986, it is interesting to note that Britain's newspapers have turned upon the English keeper Robert Green for the 1-1 draw against the US.

Green fumbled a relatively harmless shot at goal and allowed the US to score.  Although England equalised later, what would would have been an English win became only a draw.

See it at:
(Although by the name you read this, it may have been blocked by FIFA).

Newspapers in England have made demands that stop just short of Green's head being served on a platter, with the Sunday Mirror having as its main headline on the front page a reference to the goal, which the newspaper dubbed The Hand of Clod.

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