So a guy #CanMNT shouldn’t have called up for the Gold Cup anyway is suspended for the Gold Cup. Oh nooooooo.
— Benjamin Massey (@Lord_Bob) February 11, 2013
No, in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter. But FIFA’s punishment for Canadian forward Olivier Occean—a six-match ban for “unsporting behaviour and using offensive language towards match officials” during Canada’s 3-0 win over Cuba on October 12th reveals the absurd double standard in FIFA’s meting out of suspensions for on the field conduct.
FIFA for example banned Gary Cahill for a single game for kicking a player in the shin, and Colombian footballer Lady Andrade two games for punching Abby Wambach.
So whatever Occean said, it must have been really, really awful.