Now, why not turn that on the postal strike? Or the annual London tube strike? Or Scottish devolution? An end to wars and elections; just straight penalties. Perhaps sport has something to offer the real world, after all.Reuse content
Our support for referenda and other ballot-boxery notwithstanding, it appears Euro '96 might have the spin-off benefit of offering an alternative dispute-resolution procedure - the penalty shoot-out. What Wednesday night proved is that it is possible to distill several months' training and preparation into 10 minutes of one-on-one passion and anguish, with a clear victor at the end but honour held high.