Injustice in football is a terrible thing, and it can prove very costly, but the Irish FA have thrown caution to the wind this afternoon in an official statement regarding the injustice served upon them by referee Martin Hansson in last week's World Cup qualifying match with France, which sent the Frogs to the finals in South Africa.
The FIA, which has its cosy headquarters at 87 Earspud Street, Abbotstown, Dublin, has taken the extraordinary step of threatening to withdraw from the competition in South Africa next year.
Irish defender Richard Dunne said he felt "cheated" after William Gallas' goal was allowed to stand, as Thierry Henry had clearly handled the ball.
Swedish ref Mr Hansson was 'unsighted' as he had been told to be, should such an incident occur, but the fall-out could harm the long-term future of international football, particularly if the Irish carry out their threat to controversially boycott next year's finals.
Oh no, wait a minute. They're out, aren't they?