With a frightening appearance at the World Cup, Byron Moreno made negative headlines. It should not be the last inglorious incident for him.
If football fans still remember the name of a referee after years, who has sparked in a certain game, then that usually does not mean anything good — for the impartial. With a single appearance, Byron Moreno became a celebrity in Italy, but not as the referees normally wish.
The name of the man from Ecuador is for many Tights for almost two decades after a duel that remembered for a long time, still a red cloth. For Moreno, it was the start of a crash he could not stop.
Moreno was divided at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea for the secondary final, in which Italy and Koreans faced. On the same day, the other co-host Japan had had to say goodbye to the tournament after a defeat against Turkey. I told my co-coach 'that's a bad sign. Look at what happens right, Italy's coach Giovanni Trapani remembered.
The worst referee of all time
And his premonition should be confirmed: Moreno overheardedly numerous hard fouls of the South Korean, gave a penalty for the hosts, Francesco Tutti sent in the extension for an alleged swallow from the square and incarnated the Golden Goal of Damian Commas mistakenly because of a time. The worst referee of all time, wrote the gazette hello sport about Moreno, after South Korea had enforced with its own Golden Goal in order.
Not only conspiracy theorists firmly believed in Italy that Moreno was bought. The media crashed in departure on the little man from Ecuador, who mostly presented an uninvolved-infringed facial expression on the square. His achievements according to the World Cup were also questionable in the national league: In a game, he extended the displayed injection time by six minutes on 13 minutes until a team had scored two goals to victory.
The association of Ecuador finally reached it, and he blocked Moreno for 20 game days. The FIFA also introduced an official study, so that the impartial stood with his back to the wall. In the summer of 2003, he finally announced his career end with only 36 years.
Moreno becomes TV star in Italy
The fact that one reminds himself very well in Italy today, it also hangs together that Moreno liked to fly to Italy afterwards to occur in football and satires — of course against good money. It seems to be not well-ordered for his finances, because in September 2010 he was picked up at the New York airport and had fixed six kilos of heroin in small packages on his body. With the courier wage for his journey, he wanted to pay his debts in the home, but it was nothing: instead it was for him for more than two years in a US prison.
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He made a stupid decision for which he has to pay now, his lawyer said Michael Padded. This is undisputed — where Italy fans would argue that he had made some stupid decisions for eight years earlier.