Pollgate Update: "This is a little bit too much..."
Graham Poll, the English referee for the Croatia-Australia match, is quickly becoming a punchline, a by-word for officiating so hideously awful you wouldn't stand for it in a backstreet pick-up game, much less at the World Cup.
For artful understatement, it's hard to top the FIFA spokesman who noted that "We had a first in the history of the World Cup, unfortunately, when a player received three yellow cards - this is a little bit too much."
A little bit?!!