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(Manchester Evening News)   "911, how can I help you?" "It's an emergency We've been robbed" "Sir, please describe the details." "The referee just ejected our player for a non-existent foul" *click* "Hello?"   (manchestereveningnews.co.uk) divider line 41
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2013-03-06 10:51:47 AM  
999, how can I help you?
 
2013-03-06 10:56:36 AM  

colinspooky: 999, how can I help you?


"999 wot da fuk do u wnt?!"

It's all staffed by 14 year old chavs who text everything.
 
2013-03-06 11:02:29 AM  
To be fair, we ARE talking about a MU fan...
 
2013-03-06 11:13:18 AM  
United fan calls 999 to report Nani's red card.

Is it really that hard to read the article before you submit it, Subby?
 
2013-03-06 11:26:21 AM  
Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.
 
2013-03-06 11:38:44 AM  
Came to slap subby for not reading article, leaving somewhat satisfied
 
2013-03-06 11:48:49 AM  
Flying jump kicks into an opposing player's ribs is not allowed in soccer, regardless of whether or not you actually hurt him while doing so
 
2013-03-06 11:53:44 AM  

sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

 
2013-03-06 12:02:32 PM  
So chap, get up.  Now you should get down.  999 is quite frankly something of a joke in your towne.  Spot of tea?
 
2013-03-06 12:04:40 PM  
Wait.  I thought it was 0118 999 88199 9119 7253.
 
2013-03-06 12:06:54 PM  
No red card against a Manchester United player* is a harsh red card. They all deserve it


*Unless they are playing for England, not Man Utd at the time

Also, 999 is a joke
 
2013-03-06 12:08:10 PM  
Is this an exceptional occurrence or do Manchester United fans constantly act like Seahawk/49er fans after a big loss?
 
2013-03-06 12:16:37 PM  
I hate ManU with a blinding passion and even I thought that was a bad call.  If he'd been given a yellow card that would have been fine.

/the Real Madrid keeper made some amazing saves late in the day.
 
2013-03-06 12:19:03 PM  

mikaloyd: Is this an exceptional occurrence or do Manchester United fans constantly act like Seahawk/49er fans after a big loss?


are you kidding? half of them act like that after a win.

/i kid
//mostly
 
2013-03-06 12:46:49 PM  
Subby here. I know the difference between 911/999, just thought it'd have a better chance of going green if I went with the version that's more familiar on this side of the pond. And I was right. :)
 
2013-03-06 01:03:35 PM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: Subby here. I know the difference between 911/999, just thought it'd have a better chance of going green if I went with the version that's more familiar on this side of the pond. And I was right. :)


On that note, what idiot in America decided 911 was better than 999?  It's easier to teach very young kids to dial 999 than 911.

/not that anyone has a landline, so perhaps a moot point today
//tweet #ohshiat
 
2013-03-06 01:04:51 PM  
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The Sheriff will sort this one out.
 
2013-03-06 01:05:04 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Hilarity_N_Sues: Subby here. I know the difference between 911/999, just thought it'd have a better chance of going green if I went with the version that's more familiar on this side of the pond. And I was right. :)

On that note, what idiot in America decided 911 was better than 999?  It's easier to teach very young kids to dial 999 than 911.

/not that anyone has a landline, so perhaps a moot point today
//tweet #ohshiat


Because everyone already knew what 411 was, and it fit the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) better.
 
2013-03-06 01:07:53 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Hilarity_N_Sues: Subby here. I know the difference between 911/999, just thought it'd have a better chance of going green if I went with the version that's more familiar on this side of the pond. And I was right. :)

On that note, what idiot in America decided 911 was better than 999?  It's easier to teach very young kids to dial 999 than 911.

/not that anyone has a landline, so perhaps a moot point today
//tweet #ohshiat


Possibly because 911 is easy to remember, but difficult to accidentally dial.

Of course, 911 came about during the rotary dial era, so I guess that may not be true.
 
2013-03-06 01:24:17 PM  

KJUW89: I hate ManU with a blinding passion and even I thought that was a bad call.  If he'd been given a yellow card that would have been fine.

/the Real Madrid keeper made some amazing saves late in the day.


What? He did a flying kick. That deserves a red card, no question, all day long.
 
2013-03-06 01:27:36 PM  
The debate centers around whether Nani was aware of the opponent's presence. In a vacuum it looks red to me.

/referee
 
2013-03-06 01:30:58 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Hilarity_N_Sues: Subby here. I know the difference between 911/999, just thought it'd have a better chance of going green if I went with the version that's more familiar on this side of the pond. And I was right. :)

On that note, what idiot in America decided 911 was better than 999?  It's easier to teach very young kids to dial 999 than 911.

/not that anyone has a landline, so perhaps a moot point today
//tweet #ohshiat


They knew ahead of time about 9/11, so they made sure to push for it so there would be the 9/11-911 coincidence.

Don't you people know anything? THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!
 
2013-03-06 01:33:56 PM  
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2013-03-06 02:24:42 PM  

tortilla burger: Flying jump kicks into an opposing player's ribs is not allowed in soccer, regardless of whether or not you actually hurt him while doing so


If you actually watched it, it was not a flying jump kick into an opposing player.  He was clearly playing the ball with a high foot (which they do often) when the defender came in from the side and they simply ran into each other.  I'm sure Nani had no idea the defender was even in the area.  If he was going straight at the opposing player with a high foot, then it's red.  You could argue that Nani didn't even deserve yellow for that.

/not a ManU fan
 
2013-03-06 02:36:13 PM  
I had that happen something like 8-10 years ago when I threw a guy out of a beer league hockey game. He called the police and wanted me charged with theft of services. A cop had to come and fill out a report at midnight because the guy kept calling until someone showed up.

What did he do? I asked him to buckle his chin strap before a faceoff and he went off on me, including several threats.

/Seriously
//His team thanked me for throwing him out
///Haven't seen him at the rink since then
 
2013-03-06 02:49:30 PM  

downstairs: AliceBToklasLives: Hilarity_N_Sues: Subby here. I know the difference between 911/999, just thought it'd have a better chance of going green if I went with the version that's more familiar on this side of the pond. And I was right. :)

On that note, what idiot in America decided 911 was better than 999?  It's easier to teach very young kids to dial 999 than 911.

/not that anyone has a landline, so perhaps a moot point today
//tweet #ohshiat

Possibly because 911 is easy to remember, but difficult to accidentally dial.

Of course, 911 came about during the rotary dial era, so I guess that may not be true.


The town I grew up in added the 912 exchange when it needed more numbers.  That led to such a sharp increase in accidental 911 calls that they stopped handing out those numbers and added 945.  They've begun giving out 912s again since we went to ten-digit dialing.
 
2013-03-06 03:10:40 PM  

Resolute: The town I grew up in added the 912 exchange when it needed more numbers. That led to such a sharp increase in accidental 911 calls that they stopped handing out those numbers and added 945. They've begun giving out 912s again since we went to ten-digit dialing.


Wow, how could they not see that coming?
 
2013-03-06 04:20:55 PM  
Well obviously he was given a red because the guy he jump kicked wasn't Ronaldo. Duh.
 
2013-03-06 05:54:15 PM  

Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.


How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.
 
2013-03-06 05:58:58 PM  

2headedboy: tortilla burger: Flying jump kicks into an opposing player's ribs is not allowed in soccer, regardless of whether or not you actually hurt him while doing so

If you actually watched it, it was not a flying jump kick into an opposing player.  He was clearly playing the ball with a high foot (which they do often) when the defender came in from the side and they simply ran into each other.  I'm sure Nani had no idea the defender was even in the area.  If he was going straight at the opposing player with a high foot, then it's red.  You could argue that Nani didn't even deserve yellow for that.

/not a ManU fan


No, you COULD NOT argue that. There doesn't need to be intent for a play to be dangerous. Every soccer player knows when challenging for/controlling a ball that is high in the air, if you use your feet, you are taking a risk, and its up to you to make sure your studs don't end up in anothers players chest. Could argue red was harsh, but saying it wasn't worth a caution is ridiculous
 
2013-03-06 06:04:45 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.


He was playing the ball.
 
2013-03-06 06:06:42 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.


What the hell do you know about calling soccer games, Koman Coulibaly?

/Yes, I know it's a screen name
//You probably should have gone with a different one
///Just sayin'
 
2013-03-06 06:19:26 PM  

sno man: Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.

He was playing the ball.


Clearly he was not.  If he had been playing the ball, then the official would not have given him the red card.
 
2013-03-06 06:21:00 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.

What the hell do you know about calling soccer games, Koman Coulibaly?


I'm an experienced world class official that has overseen matches across the globe including at the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations.  What the fark are your qualifications to pass judgement on the official's call?  How you see it through your drunken biased eyes?
 
2013-03-06 06:24:54 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.

What the hell do you know about calling soccer games, Koman Coulibaly?

I'm an experienced world class official that has overseen matches across the globe including at the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations.  What the fark are your qualifications to pass judgement on the official's call?  How you see it through your drunken biased eyes?


A lot better than you did through your obviously crack-addled brain. Next time you disallow a goal for a foul you might want to be sure that there was actually a foul. How did it feel being sent home for being a screw-up?
 
2013-03-06 06:33:52 PM  
 really peoples? i'd complain more but i could easily see American parents doing this when thier snowflakes got ejected or fouled.
 
2013-03-06 06:38:05 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Koman Coulibaly: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.

What the hell do you know about calling soccer games, Koman Coulibaly?

I'm an experienced world class official that has overseen matches across the globe including at the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations.  What the fark are your qualifications to pass judgement on the official's call?  How you see it through your drunken biased eyes?

A lot better than you did through your obviously crack-addled brain. Next time you disallow a goal for a foul you might want to be sure that there was actually a foul. How did it feel being sent home for being a screw-up?


Further proof of your lack of qualification.  There was a foul.  That's why the call was made. That's what FIFA pays officials to do.  If teams weren't filled with spoiled cheating assholes, cheered on drunken racist idiots, there would not be as many calls in a game and the officials would be treated with the respect they rightfully deserve. In addition, get your facts right, I was not sent home.  There aren't as many games in the knockout phase so some excellent officials will not get to oversee games in both pool play and the knockout.  It happens.  To quote Jose-Marcia Garcia-Aranda, head of refereeing for FIFA, about the 2010 World Cup referees; "We are very, very satisfied with the performance of the referees."  That's TWO very's!
 
2013-03-06 06:46:59 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: sno man: Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.

He was playing the ball.

Clearly he was not.  If he had been playing the ball, then the official would not have given him the red card.


BWAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH  HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA....
You're funny.
 
2013-03-06 09:56:59 PM  
I've accidentally dialed 911 at work a few times. It's 9 to dial out, then 1 to start the number. Occasionally I'll double tap the 1 and boom "911 what's your emergency?" I wish they would switch the dial out number to 8/csb
 
2013-03-06 10:10:43 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Koman Coulibaly: Lee's_Austin: sno man: Did you see the play? That red card was criminal.

How so?  However, kicking another man is, in fact, criminal.

What the hell do you know about calling soccer games, Koman Coulibaly?

/Yes, I know it's a screen name
//You probably should have gone with a different one
///Just sayin'

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2013-03-06 10:57:26 PM  
Montreal?
 
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