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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Breaching a taboo

There is a lot of upset following Terry Henry's handball assisted goal that put Ireland out of the world cup.

Rules in football are broken all the time, especially considering what may or may not be a dangerous tackle, or whether a foul is professional or not. But handball is taboo, the foundation of the game. If other rules are changed, and they do get changed from time to time, remember screaming "Steps" at the ref when an opposed goalie took more than three paces while holding the ball? Doesn'tstter now. But handball is different, without the handball rule, football would be a different game, rugby maybe.

Is this is why the wailing is so loud?

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