NSFW: Al-Hilal’s Bitter War Of Words With Rival Wanderers!

NSFW: Al-Hilal’s Bitter War Of Words With Rival Wanderers!

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After a stunning upset at the Asian Champions League, the Western Sydney Wanderers walked off with the top honour in regional football. Ever the underdogs, the Wanderers have been hailed as conquering heroes, returning to a town smitten with their gigantic success. But in an epic show of ‘poor sportsmanship’, losing Saudi club Al-Hilal have bitterly demanded an investigation into the game.

The well-heeled Al-Hilal Football Club claims that the ACL Final was improperly adjudicated by referees. The match, which was won by the Wanderers on aggregate, was a thrilling nail-biter which enthralled audiences the world over. But instead of graciously accepting the loss, the defeated team has claimed that they were effectively denied six crucial penalties.

Shrugging off any suggestions of impropriety, club coach Tony Popovic insisted that the club was crying over spilled milk: “When you lose, some teams and some clubs take it differently,” Mr. Popovic explained to Sky Sports Radio. “We’re not really concerned by their words at the moment. We’re the champions, we’ve earned that. We played them over two matches, 180 minutes and we were the better team over the two games.”

In a statement, the Saudi Arabian team attacked Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura’s three penalty decisions: “It is surprising to appoint a referee for the second leg who was deported from refereeing in the last World Cup as a result of his mistakes during the tournament as well the end of his refereeing career at the end of this game.”

But the final portion of the invective-fuelled statement really set things off: “What happened in the second leg of the AFC Champions League final is a black spot in the history of Asian football, and looting of the right of an entire people who has been waiting for happiness and enjoyment of fair competition.”

After public displays of intense anger over the outcome of the match (Al-Hilal’s Nasser Al-Shamrani was reportedly seen head-butting and spitting on the Wanderers’ Matthew Spiranovic), the Sydney-based team is happy to try and turn the ugly situation on its head: “It’ll get our focus very quickly onto our bread and butter, which is the A-League.”


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