People take it to way too damn seriously. BBC News has reported that Berlin's top World Cup official has died four days after shooting himself in the head just hours after the final game. story
Could you imagine David Stern blowing his brains out after the NBA Finals. HAHA No way! This kind of thing is way out of the American frame of mind. Look, I know people love soccer, but come on, what kind of pressure is the international community putting on the sport that an official would do such a thing.
Furthermore, this is not an isolated incident. Soccer has a long and dark history of violence on and off the field. I don't think we're ready to join a sport filled with so many psychos. Ron Artest is enough of a handful for now.