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Pathetic Lille Appeal

Pathetic Lille Appeal

Ryan Giggs' quickly-taken free-kick is still in doubt: Lille appealed so it's unsure whether the goal will be valid.

The French team lodged an official protest against the match-winning goal but that was turned down on Friday. But they would not accept it and appealed again - on a ridiculous basis.

'The president (Michel) Seydoux and management have decided to appeal the decision announced Friday by the European authority,' Lille said in a statement.

'The real question is to establish how the Manchester players came to take the free kick quickly which led to a goal while they signalled their intention of doing the opposite.

'Following these principles, Lille have therefore taken the decision to go through with a fight that seems correct to them.'

Er... what exactly was that led them to believe we would not take the free-kick quickly? Are we talking about the same match? Giggs said something to the referee who answered him and jogged away from the place. What was the alleged signal of intention?

They have no chance to succeed as there would be countless cases from now on and we should review a number of games. I expect the Germans will appeal to FIFA that the 1966 World Cup Final should be replayed. Decision likely to be made on Friday.

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Date:Monday February 26 2007
Time: 8:07PM


its pathetic from lil just clutching at straws
26/02/2007 21:08:00
Worst appeal since Sp*rs tried to get the game vs West Ham replayed after getting the s*@ts.
26/02/2007 23:56:00
Just goes to show what poor losers Lille are!
28/02/2007 20:52:00
I think to some degree they have a point. The officials cost them the game. The free kick should not have counted because the ref stopped the game for too long before walking away from the ball. On another day with different officials the result could have been 1-0 to Lille.
01/03/2007 09:00:00
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