It was hot in the Fiorentine dust bowl were we saw a not so very good first half, an exciting second, two great goals and Howard Webb.
Webb, who has spent some serious time lifting things in the gym, is not an invisible ref: many of his deeds are at least controversial. With Webb on the field, the discussions start immediately and I felt like a supporter, not for one team and against the other but for both teams against the ref. Yes good, no not so good, did he see that? why didn't he whistle? That was good, yes yellow, no not a free kick for them! Hey he kicked him! didn't you see that? That wasn't off side mate! Hey that was a hands-ball and that yellow is just to compensate for the penalty not awarded! Yes good, that was a dive! Oh come on!!
Silva fell in his own box and touched the ball with his hands. His falling was a trick to stop a Fiorentina player: if you fall it looks like the other guy did it. But the other guy didn't do it and that made it a hands ball. Another hands ball.
There is always something wrong when Webb is the ref. Always something to discuss. And his assistants are not unlike Howard Webb himself.