In other words, Gil: Which came first, the chick or the leg? Is that it?
From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Gil Weber
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2001 3:59 PM
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Subject: Re: WUSA
From the comfort of my couch...
Did Brandi Chastain stick out a leg to try to poke the ball away from
Mia Hamm? Yes.
Did she make any contact with the ball? No.
Did Mia Hamm trip over the extended leg (or were her ankles caught by
the extended leg)? Yes
Was it a PK?
Consider: Did Brandi's leg extend into Mia's path *at the moment of the
challenge* and UNFAIRLY trip her?
OR, did Mia turn and change direction AFTER Brandi's leg was extended,
and only then fall victim (NOT unfairly) to Chastain's leg which was
not extended into Mia's original direction but caught Mia *only because
Mia changed direction after the challenge*?
Inquiring minds want to see you think this one through! You're the
referee. You're on national TV. Now what do you do?? :o)