National Post | Sports

LONDON — With a bronze medal around her neck and the benefit of a few days to cool off, Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair was asked if she felt the strong criticism she fired at a Norwegian official earlier this week — criticism that joined in a chorus from the rest of the Canadian team — might have gone a bit too far.

“No,” Sinclair said on Friday.

So, you stand by your comments?

“Yes,” she said.

No need to clarify them?

[np-related]

“It’s an emotional game,” she said. “We’d just lost a chance at a gold medal. For some of us, that’s a childhood dream, gone. And yeah, we felt it was a little unfair at times.”

Norwegian referee Christiana Pedersen became the target of Canadian fury after a heated semi-final game between Canada and the United States on Monday. Pedersen issued a few unusual calls, including a rarely…

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