Hats off to Australia

What a sad way to go 😦 Totti scored on a penalty during extra time in th 95th minute, securing Italy the 1-0 win and sending the Socceroos back home to Australia after a magnificent performance in the World Cup.

The same can’t be said of the referee’s performance. There should have been no penalty. Arguably, the expulsion of Italy’s Materazzi was a harsh sentence, as well. But faking your way to a penalty in the last minute is no honourable way to win a match.

Anyway, the Australian team can certainly feel proud. Nobody expected them to get beyond the first round, but they made their way to the quarter finals, and put up a very good fight all the way. Hopefully this isn’t the last time we see the Socceroos make a difference in the World Cup.

(Incidently, the team is sponsored by Sanitarium, a food company affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.)

I, for one, feel more like an aussie than I have for a long time.

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