Chef Gordon Ramzi wrote:
And you bootlickers and "read the rules!!1" baby-cops should be ashamed.
Jakob was about all the final had going for it. Now we'll have three boring doped African medalists. Wow. How riveting.
This is devastating for the sport.
So what about Jakob's responsibilty for running legally as everyone else managed to do?
I am sure Sebastian Coe and the suits in IAAF would have liked Jakob to qualify for the final too, but fact is that Jakob lost his head and tried to advance on the inside with no room..
The reality is that he brought it on himself by being an idiot.
He could have just stayed patient, done the proper thing and gone on the outside, but in his attempt to save as much energy as possible he overplayed his hand and has to pay the price.
Hopefully he'll learn in the future, but he'll not medal in 2 events now, and his best shot at a gold is taken away. By Jakob himself.
That a Jakob-less final is less intriguing for most of the world audience is an unfortunate consequence.
That said, the decicion on giving the World Championships to Quatar always looked farsical.
The human rights issues and the weather already made Quatar unfit to host the event.
Filling up the stadium was pretty much the only way for Quatar/Iaaf to look even slightly good here, and that ain't happening.
Read somewhere that less tickets have been sold for the entire championship than on any one day in London.
But that, of course, has got nothing to do with this DQ being correct or not...