When punishment doesn't fit crime
Before Alessandro Nesta's slide tackle had ended, he had raised his arm in apology. Lionel Messi had been hurtling toward the Milan goal from an inside-right position, and Nesta, returning from injury, couldn't keep up. He only had one option -- to bring down Messi.
It was the second time in the match he had deliberately fouled the world's best player -- in the same position on the edge of the box. Nesta's raised arm in the second instance was surely not a pre-emptive ...
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