Photo: Referee Yuichi Nishimura in Brazil jersey

Posted on Jun 13 2014 - 9:55am by Beautiful Game
Japanese Referee Yuichi Nishimura wearing the coveted Brazil jersey

Japanese Referee Yuichi Nishimura wearing the coveted Brazil jersey

The photo of Japanese Referee Yuichi Nishimura wearing the coveted Brazil jersey, was posted on Instagram by Anita Lovren, wife of Croatia player Dejan Lovren – the player who DID NOT foul Fred in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup.

Dejan Lovren is still so incensed at the injustice of the call that he’d like FIFA to “…give the World Cup to Brazil straight away.” (ESPNFC)

We’re with you Dejan but would also suggest that you read Declan Hill’s illuminating The Fix to understand that, yes, even in the World Cup, the biggest sporting event on earth – referees can be bought.

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