I mean that it was a miracle he did not show a red card before he showed the one to Heitinga as there were plenty of tackles that could have earned red cardsYeah, that blue card he gave Heitinga was a bit of a wierd one.
He was probably trying his best not to show 1 as really no one likes to see a red card in the World Cup Finals and although that De Jong Kick would have earned a red card in conventional League Matches,Webb just did not want to pull out a red card,eventually the Dutch left him with no choice thoughThe referee should have done something to cut all the violent actions by punishing them accordingly.
If the match gets violent the ref must stop it. If it continues during all the match, it's not as player's fault, it's the ref not doing his job.
Alcaraz, the fact that he didn't show a red car earlier is not a miracle, it's just that he did'nt do his job properly, because a red car should have been shown much earlier (when De Jong kicked Alonso, i.e.)
Dunc, of course Alcaraz knows there was a red car. If you read, he said "earlier".
Its ok to be physical a bit,thats part of soccer but the Dutch were extremely physical to the point that they could have cause an injury to one of the Spanish players such as De Jong's kick on Alonso and those nasty Van Bommel tackles,now that does go against the spirit of the gameI personally find it ridiculous that they are fining players for a feisty affair even though no red cards were shown in the match.
The Dutch players adopted a physical style and kept to it throughout, it was a good tactic to use against a technically superior Spanish side and they don't deserve this. However, considering it is a relatively tiny sum for them, then I guess it's barely a punishment.