According to a Yahoo article posted earlier today, FIFA admits to committing one glaring error in the World Cup so far. Not the apparent inability of its referees to make good calls on offsides, goals, or hand balls. No, it’s one mistake was showing the replay of England’s not-goal on the screen in the stadium where people could see it.
FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot said Monday that replaying the incident was “a clear mistake.”
“This will be corrected and we will have a closer look into that,” Maingot told a news conference Monday. “We will work on this and be a bit more, I would say, tight on this for the games to be played.”
Maingot said the screens were used to broadcast a FIFA “infotainment program” to fans before the match and could be used to replay some match action.
So, clearly their biggest mistake so far was letting people see it. That’s quality logic.
But, as Jim West pointed out earlier today, here is clear visual evidence that it wasn’t a goal anyway.