Disgraceful incident creates comedian out of Brazilian coach.
Brazil coach Dunga described the sending off of Kaka as “unjustified” after the incident marred his team’s 3-1 victory over the Ivory Coast.
The South Americans progressed to the last 16, thanks to a Luis Fabiano brace and a close-range Elano strike.
Kaka was given a second booking when Kader Keita fell holding his face after an innocuous collision between the two.
And Dunga said: “The player who commits the foul escapes the yellow card, I have to congratulate him for that.”
The Brazilian playmaker will now miss his country’s final group game against Portugal in Durban on Friday.
“It was a totally unjustified dismissal of Kaka, he was fouled and yet he was punished,” added the Brazil coach.
“It was a very complicated game, a very physical game I might add. There were many fouls committed and all of us, who love football and desire beautiful football, always ask that the beautiful game is controlled.
“We have to know what is good football and what is not. So when the referee allows certain fouls or certain incidents to go unpunished that is not right.
“I must actually congratulate that Ivory Coast player.
“We played much better than Ivory Coast and received more yellow cards than our opponents without really having committed any serious fouls.” (BBC Sport)
Dunga is a funny man. He could have his own comedy show if he wasn’t busy coaching the Brazilian team. He has the dead pan sarcastic tones of a Jack Dee but is also a footballing tactical wizard. Of course he is totally spot on. What the Galatasaray player did was disgusting. He used his immense acting ability to persuade a sub standard official to give Kaka a second yellow card which will surely be rescinded (if that’s even possible with a second caution).
Of course Kader Keita should be suspended for his successful attempt to get an opposing player ordered off, however FIFA is such a backward organization that I fully expect them to do nothing. Clearly some are making comparisons between the play acting of the Ivorian and a certain incident from the 2002 World Cup involving Rivaldo. So in the interest of comedy and balance we have placed below videos of both controversial incidents. If we could we would overlay the Benny Hill tune on top of them but we can’t so we haven’t. Enjoy
Note also how the referee hasn’t even seen the incident but still orders the Real Madrid off?Not how Rivaldo has nerve endings that stretch from his knees up to his face, quite unlike any other human being on Planet Earth.