August 07, 2012
The Olympics saw an interesting boxing match last week. When I saw this, like many, I was shocked at such a blatantly biased display. Why would this ref go so far and risk so much for a mediocre fighter?
Other than coming from neighboring countries, they don't seem to be related or connected in any way. The boxer, Magomed Abdulhamidov, is from Azerbaijan. The referee, Ishanguly Meretnyyazov, is from Turkmenistan. I just don't see a connection. Maybe someone can help me out?
It should be noted that the decision was later overturned and the referee sent home.