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Barcelona vs. Arsenal: Massimo Busacca Is a Murderer!

Van Persie mourns the tragic death of the big game by Busacca's hands
Van Persie mourns the tragic death of the big game by Busacca's handsJasper Juinen/Getty Images
Blue RooContributor IIMarch 9, 2011

Massimo Busacca is a murderer!

Although, not in the sense that he killed a man. Rather, he's a murderer of football matches.

He took what was a fantastic match between the two best passing teams on the planet and turned it into a crime scene because of his ridiculous decision to send off Robin "I'm always injured" Van Persie.

After the murder, there was only one outcome.

A Barcelona win.

Arsenal's chances of progressing were laid to rest when RVP was sent off. Two goals were banged in because you simply cannot survive while chasing Barcelona for the ball with 11, let alone 10 men.

Busacca also made a few more questionable calls throughout the night.

In the first half, Barca should have been awarded a penalty when Abou Diaby fouled Lionel Messi in the box—something the whole stadium saw, but conveniently not Busacca. Eric Abidal should have also been sent off, or at the very least given a yellow card for grabbing Robin Van Persie by the throat after a tackle on Jack Wilshere.

Massimo Busacca killed what was the most widely-anticipated tie, not just match, in a very long time. Because of this, he is a criminal. Whatever the price, if any, it will never cover the cost of Arsenal's exit from the UEFA Champions League.

So, thank you, Massimo, for ruining all the fun—not just for Arsenal fans, but for football fans around the world.

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