While there's no excusing England's frankly shocking performance and exit out of the World Cup finals yesterday, there's also no denying that Frank Lampard had quite a scorching goal brutally and mistakenly disallowed. It could well have turned the tide of the match, but alas, it was not to be.
Still, even if the ref needs a new pair of specs (or at least the help of goal-line technology), at least electrical retailers Currys are giving England fans something to smile about; they WILL recognise Frank Lampards goal, meaning they'll be giving a further £10 voucher (£10 for each of the 3 goals - plus an extra £10 voucher for the one that got away) to customers who bought a TV over and above £599 and who signed up for the promotion initially as part of their "Cash for Goals" World Cup deal.
Currys Marketing Director, Niall O'Keeffe commented: "Like every other England fan, and pretty much every person around the world who watched the match, we believe that Frank Lampard scored a legitimate goal on Sunday. We promised our customers £10 back for every goal the team scored in the World Cup and we stand by that so we're officially recognising it and will be giving all eligible customers a free £10 gift voucher for the goal that got away."
He added: "England may have got the red card - but our customers will get a gift card. Although it's no consolation for an early World Cup exit we'd like to give a bit back to the fans who've had so little to cheer about over the last couple of weeks."
Every cloud has a silver lining and all that other stiff upper lip malarkey I suppose.
Note: The £10 vouchers deal is only for customers who have already signed up for the Cash For Goals promotion.