Beckham's red card from the weekend is rescinded: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=347033&cc=5901 This is based solely on a disciplinary committee's interpretation of whether a specific action constituted an "instult"[ing] gesture. That's what the straight red card was for. I'm sorry, but isn't the referee the one who gets to decide if he was insulted or not? And even if it wasn't insulting, it was surely a second cautionable offence for dissent, right? Finally, and much more importantly, aren't decisions that are made by the referee regarding facts connected with play final? This really needs to stop. It's one thing to use video replay to correct obvious miscarriages of justice (mistaken identity, maybe video showing a team playing with 12 players), but it's quite another to use it to completely undermine the authority of the referee. This is just further down the slippery slope that many of have been speaking of. It's only a matter of time before a game is ordered replayed because a penalty or goal was deemed to be given incorrectly. And all of this is in direct contradiction to FIFA's express wishes. FIFA steps in and threatens national federations with expulsion when national governments even come close to interfering with soccer. Surely they can issue some sort of threatened sanction to domestic leagues that deliberately and flagrantly ignore the Laws.