This time last week we were looking forward to a classic encounter between England and Germany, with the chance that the Three Lions might just progress against the old enemy. That of course didn’t happen, as Fabio Capello’s men were comprehensively outplayed and slumped to a 4-1 defeat. However, we were treated to a ‘what if’ moment towards the end of the first half. As we all know England had just got themselves back into the match courtesy of a Matthew Upson header and it looked as though they’d drawn level as Frank Lampard’s shot cannoned off the crossbar and bounced over the line. The Uruguayan referee and his assistants didn’t give it though, a decision that has resulted in Jorge Larrionda packing his bags along with the England squad. Here’s former Manchester United star David Beckham remonstrating with Larrionda at half-time in Bloemfontein., but what’s Becks saying?
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