I am not a golfer, but I firmly feel Padraig Harrington’s disqualification from the Abu Dhabi Championship is outrageous. And as for the viewer phoning or emailing this so called offence in, well really, this person must surely be the most miserable person on the planet with no friends, life or clean underwear.
So well done you miserable plonker, your gold medal for being the most mean spirited person to ever grace this earth is in the post as we speak.
After hearing the headline I was expecting to the see Padraig nudging the ball some considerable distance. Instead I see an innocent fraction of a inch nudge, quite un-deliberate and most certainly not sufficient to better his next shot or win him the tournament.
But it makes you wonder doesn’t it? Should we all now be challenging every dubious call in every sport we watch?
As I fear the answer to this will be a big old YES, I will shortly be applying for a direct line to the umpires chair at Wimbledon’s centre court, for this year’s June/July championship.
I would imagine several million others will also be doing so, and I would like to suggest the organizers attach a switchboard to the umpires chair, or if this is a little cumbersome they could set up a nice little call centre, around the base line, to field the calls.
So much for the ref’s word is final. In future he’ll probably be carrying a phone down his shorts and asking if he can call a friend…Give me strength.