THE STARTING 11: Other Things MLS Refs are at Fault For


It’s been the story of this young season so far. Barely a MLS match passes by without some level of officiating controversy. Bad result? Ref’s fault. Beer prices too high? Refs. Piss on your own leg at the urinal? Definitely refs. However, it’s not always the most obvious of things that this league’s officials have been at fault for…

11. Stifling global football superstar Mista and not letting him flourish in MLS like the peacock he is

10. The Great Red Cardboard Shortage of 2011

9. Hurting sales of tight neon golf shirts across North America

8. Toronto FC – 2007 through 2014 (Source: MLSE)

7. Crystal Pepsi

6. Destroying the tourism industry of Toledo

5. Never putting an end to the paternity questions surrounding the infamous “Who’s Your Father, Referee?” legal battle

4. Not allowing 4th officials to legally marry

3. The first and third times Van Halen broke up

2. Allowing mascot antics to go on unchecked

1. Giving in to the “Big Card” lobby

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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  1. I might just give up the fuzzy dice business for the big card business.

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