In an unprecedented move, the Pugnacious Arts Section of FIFA (Floundering In Football Administration) released the following statement exclusively to The Definitive Indefinite Article:

In light of recent considerations, we have decided to rescind the Psychotic Bastard Skinhead Award we earlier awarded to the Ivory Coast.

This comes on the heels of the discovery of the Cruyff Total Football Invisibility Shield that the Dutch team have been deploying on the field.  This shield creates a National Stereotype Enhancement Effect that prevents officials and pundits from noticing that, the Dutch are, in fact, a fascinatingly cynical and dirty team.

We wish to get this award rectified before the semi-final to avoid any charges on hopping on any band wagons.  We regret that we have been blinded by Cruyff metaphors and lazy punditry and hope this will settle the matter.

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