Not that I'm an Ahlawi.. But it seems Itti memories are short termed.. Remember when Al Hilal won that final using their usual 12th guy (the ref.. I think his name was Abu Zinda).. Al Ittihad fans, board members and president were moaning for months..
Then again, after watching the Wihda-Hilal cup tie.. I know really know why NOT watching Saudi Football is good for your health.. and it would excuse any objections on refereeing here.. be it Itti, Ahli, Wihda or anyone else.. except for Al Nasr who object even if things go their way..
Oh for those who don't know.. an injury hit Al Wihda played Al Hilal in Makkah..
The ref gave 7 yellow cards to Al Wihda.. 1 for Al Hilal (when a player nearly chopped another player's legs off!!)..
funny part was Al Wihda lost 2 players to injuries from bad tackles.. Al Hilal lost none..
The ref gave 4 additional minutes at the end of the 2nd half..
Then, at 0-0, gave Al Hilal a penalty (a unbelievable dive) at the end of the 4th minute..
Al Hilal scored.. the game ended 5 seconds later..
and we wonder why our NT sucks!!