Worst Ref Ever: Coulibaly Koman

Coulibaly Koman

Coulibaly Koman Single-handedly Destroys American Dream

Worst Ref Ever: Coulibaly Koman

Koman's horrible call in the 88th minute cost the US the win. At first, we thought it was an offsides call, but FIFA has recorded it a foul on Edu.

If we don't make it out of the group on account of his negligence, I will cry. A lot.

Algerian Defense: 2 Bear Hugs & a Headlock

There are several fouls that Koman DID NOT CALL, during this fateful free kick. Check out the 3 worst including two bear hugs and a headlock in this photo series!

(1) Donavon takes the free kick. (2) NOOO US players are offsides, (3) Edu breaks free of an utter clusterfuck to drill a shot into the net, (4) Bradley gets bear hugged out of the play. Algerian defender has both arms around his waist. (5) Jozy Altidore also gets held back, in an obscenely flagrant way!, (6) And finally in the middle, see Algeria's #7 with Bocanegra in a full headlock!

Watch the whole play here along with a slow-mo review of the play.

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Looks human to me...

We still are not sure what the ruling was. Keep in mind that the assistant did not raise his flag. In most situations, the assistant has the best perspective. Notice in the replay the position of Koman.... Synopsis: There's NO way he could make that "offsides" call accurately! Apparently it is Mali custom to get sauced or fizzled prior to officiating matches. Look at those "sleepy eyes"! Im not even a US fan, but this was an embarrassment! I just pray to the football gods that this lame excuse for a ref does not oversee any English matches! FIFA should be embarrassed and take action!

i guess they called it on edu --- so bizarre... bradley was being bear hugged and another guy was in a headlock... wtf?

i guess edu's crime was insisting on dinner and a movie first?

FIFA is conducting an "expedited performance review" of Referee Coulibaly. I doubt if they will make the review public. Is an instant replay/review appropriate for calls that directly impact score and outcome?

he's out.... FIFA ruled he's not to officiate any more matches this WC

Waste? I'm sorry, but really? It's spelled WAIST. The only fecal matter here was the ref's call. ;)

Thank you, Sarah. Brain turned to mush.... I blame the cascade of emotion.

Thats THREE WC's in a row we (USMNT) have suffered horribly blatantly biased calls ("The Hand Ball" against Germany in 02, the "Phamtom Foul" in the box called on Gooch against Ghana on a 50/50 ball, now this....). Thankfully, this time, the press has made a lot of noise about it, forcing FIFA to take action. By deliberately disallowing that game-winning goal, depriving the US of 2 vital points and gift-wrapping an undeserved point for Slovenia, he has tainted the purity of the Beautiful Game by creating his own result, and may have dramatically changed the landscape of the World Cup. FIFA should not only suspend this d-bag for the duration of the WC, they should suspend his license for a year and hit him with a huge fine. A strong message needs to be sent to these refs that they are very commutable, and if they cannot officiate a match without prejudice, there are a TON of people in line to take there jobs. So as far as I'm concerned, this they can tie some sticks together into a nice litle raft and sail this d-bag back to whatever po-dunk island he hails from. f-you, Coulibaly..... F-you....

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