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Frank Lampard’s No Goal Against Germany Just As Obvious And Irritating In Lego Form

Obviously, the story of the World Cup thus far has been the relative ineptitude of the referees. The collective performance of the referees has been suspect at best throughout the tournament and there is no more glaring of an example of their shameful display than when Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda waved off Frankie Lampard’s goal in the 38th minute of the knockout round match between England and Germany. Although the Germans went on to dissect England’s suspect defense in a 4-1 romp on Sunday, Lampard’s goal would have leveled the score (I love when the announcers say that) at 2-2 just before the half. And as you can plainly see in the above depiction in Lego stop motion animation, which happens to be one of the more entertaining developments of this World Cup – really, how long does this take to do? – there is no satisfactory reason why Larrionda should have missed this call.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, after watching that video I suddenly feel compelled to finally complete the construction of my Lego Death¬† Star II. Seriously, I own this – all 3,417 pieces. It’s been half finished for about a year now and I do realize how much a geeky dweeb I am for owning it.¬† Would it help my case if I mentioned that before the Death Star II, I purchased and assembled the Imperial Star Destroyer? No? Jeez, there is no pleasing you people.

World Cup 2010: Brick-by-brick fussball – Germany 4-1 England [The Guardian]
England incensed after ref misses obvious goal [Yahoo!]