Chelsea Are Not Lying, FIFA Are Out To Get Us All

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06:  Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo shows Eric Abidal of Barcelona a yellow card during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Chris RowlandsCorrespondent IMay 8, 2009

As we all saw on Wednesday night, Chelsea were the victims of an obvious, malicious, and successful attack by UEFA, the governing body of European Football.

They assigned relatively experienced referee Tom Henning Ovrebo (from Norway - clearly one of the most corrupt footballing countries in the world) to the Chelsea V Barselona Champions League Semi-final; where he proceeded to deny Chelsea four penalties in a controversial game.

Then, as if to show he was not the clearly corrupt referee he is, he sent off Barcelona's Abidal rather harshly, as if to say: "I am on your side, Chelski." Well, it did not work, sir; for I know you did that to make it seem like bad decisions were going both ways, rather than just against Chelsea.

Never mind that of the four potential penalties one was outside the area, one was an unavoidable handball, one was touch and go and the other was a penalty—he should have award another penalty to say sorry for not awarding the other four!

The result is clearly not Chelsea's fault, it's not like they knew or understood the away-goals rule.

The only solution is to sack everyone who works for UEFA, everyone who works for Barcelona, and everyone who has ever spoken to Tom Ovrebo, and, to be on the safe side, bar Barcelona from European competition for 100 years. Drogba should be awarded Sportsman of the year, for pointing out the heinous crime UEFA have committed.

This way we can prevent UEFA from ever doing anything to anyone again. Grassroots football can fend for themselves, they are not as important as Chelsea's 2008-'09 Champions League campaign.

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