#2. Martin Hansson
Swedish referee, Martin Hansson was a controversial even before he took charge of the 2010 World Cup playoff match between France and the Republic of Ireland, a match which led to Hansson having to apologise to the people of Ireland. With the two legged tie level at 1-1, the match went into extra time. On the 102 minute mark, Florent Malouda found French teammate Thierry Henry who lost control of the ball and handballed it twice, once to control the ball and another time to keep it in play, before crossing the ball for William Gallas to score. Hansson awarded the goal, much to the outrage of the Irish players and France progressed to the final tournament.