Lay Off the Refs

Let's call it men in black II. As is the way of sequels, the script is a rehash of the original: in an international football tournament, the losing team claims to have been done in by incompetent referees. Matters take a particularly ugly turn when a group of irate players, smarting from defeat, surround and rough up the official in front of TV cameras. Aghast, football's governing body promises to deal severely with the athletes to ensure that this kind of behavior doesn't happen again.

Those were the events surrounding the Portuguese team after their Euro 2000 semifinal...

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