Friday, November 27, 2015   

(World Cup) Portugal deny Meireles gave referee 'double finger'
(06-17 18:59)

Portugal denied midfielder Raul Meireles gave a World Cup referee the finger in his side's stormy 4-0 defeat to Germany, insisting that he was merely gesturing a tactical switch.
Pictures on social media show Meireles, who sports a distinctive Mohawk hairstyle, raising the third finger on both hands to referee Milorad Mazic who had sent off Real Madrid defender Pepe.
But the the Portuguese football federation (FPF) defended the Fenerbahce player, claiming there was nothing vulgar about the gesture.
"He was passing on to teammate Bruno Alves the instructions being relayed by coach Paulo Bento,'' said a FPF statement. --AFP   
Other Sports breaking news:
(Basketball) Aussie beer tipper evicted from game (11-26 19:46)
(NBA) Sixers notch up dubious record (11-26 19:39)
(Football fraud) Fifa donates US$26,000 watches gifted to officials (11-26 19:31)
(Champions League) Ibrahimovic celebrates return; Man United deflated (11-26 14:22)
(Golf) Tighe gets comfortable, Spieth struggles to find fairways (11-26 14:13)
(Football) Racist Dynamo Kiev fans kept out of game (11-25 20:49)
(Athletics) Swedes smell a rat in Nike adviser Seb Coe’s hand in bids (11-25 18:39)
(Golf) Scott’s dry run continues (11-25 18:19)
(NBA) Warriors hold court in record run (11-25 18:12)
(NHL) Ducks defy deficit to hold on to unbeaten run (11-25 18:00)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.