IT was almost the perfect day with Kenny Miller scoring first and Scotland hanging on to a 2-1 lead over the Czech Republic with seconds remaining.

I tipped Miller to net the opener at 7-1 with Stan James and Scotland 2, Czech Rep 1 at 10-1 with William Hill and was working out the scorecast odds when the Tartan Army's hopes of making it to the Euro 2012 finals divebombed.

Cheating Jan Rezek threw himself in the box, the Dutch ref fell for it and it was 2-2 as the spot-kick was rifled home.

William Hill were preparing to cut Scotland to 3-1 to qualify for Poland and Ukraine but instead go 50-1.

Hills spokesman Graham Sharpe said: “The penalty that never was means Scotland are 50-1 no-hopers.”

Looking a little further ahead William Hill make Scotland 11-4 to qualify for the next World Cup but 1-4 not to be there.

5 Comments
  1. Tony 11 years ago

    Shame on uefa yet again. Just like Henry cheated the ROI.
    THE DUTCH REF WAS A JOKE AND I HOPE WE SHALL SEE HIM BANNED FROM TAKING PART IN SUCH A BIG GAME OR ANY OTHER GAME IN FACT.
    HE ISN’T FIT TO REF A SUNDAY LEAGUE GAME.
    THE BOOKIES SHOULD STEP IN AND PAY OUT TO ALL THE PUNTERS AND FANS WHO WERE CHEATED.
    GOOD LUCK TO THE SCOTS.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      It was a total nightmare especially if like me you had money on 2-1 Scotland. Bookies won’t pay out and even if they did I don’t think I’d feel any better

    • Tony 11 years ago

      I agree, Paul it’s not about the money. . The whole of Scotland have been cheated out of a place in the euros.
      My heart goes out to the all the Scots fans from both sides of the border.
      Uefa will get egg on their faces when it happens in a major final- WHICH IT WILL, ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE. BUT EVEN THEN IT’S TOO LATE !!!!
      OPEN YOUR EYES UEFA and stop ignoring the need for video replays to decide ANY kind of disputed decisions ie; penalties, diving etc.
      First ROI and now Scotland.
      All decent fans should petition uefa via emai, like I’m goin to.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Good luck with the email but all the campaigning in the world got the Irish nowhere. Until the rules are changed UEFA will continue to bury their heads in the sand and teams like us will feel robbed.

  2. Tony 11 years ago

    “Yet another blind ref has ruined Scotland’s chances of qualifying for the Euros, just like the ROI were cheated out of the World Cup.
    Shame on you all at Uefa for not introducing a video ref, which would stop any CHEATING OR WRONG DECISIONS WRECKING THE GREAT SPORT OF FOOTBALL.
    MOVE WITH THE TIMES FOR GODS SAKE.
    WOULDNT OF HAPPENED IF FRANCE WOULD OF BEEN PLAYING.
    WHAT A DISGRACE YOUS ARE !”

    My email sent to the idiots at uefa who are ruining the game.
    And they have the cheek to make players wear the “Fair Play” emblem on their shirts.
    Total hypocrites.

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