Two or Three Birds with One Stone

1 Oct

A recent story from the sports pages illustrates two modules at once: that of Spurs beating Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time since Gary Lineker was a player.

Firstly, there is the referee’s quasi-Equitable discretionary judgement about how much ‘stoppage time’ to add. As Sir Alex Ferguson’s remarks illustrate, discretions do tend to generate controversy – especially when  someone loses out as a result of their exercise.

Secondly, from Politics is the fact that Sir Alex’s outburst may (or may not) at least in part have been made with an eye to the effect on the future conduct of referees – which shows the difficulty of taking at face value Government documents about forthcoming legislation – the commentator has too much interest in the outcome credibly to be impartial. (The perception may be unfair, but there you are).

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