WHO: National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

WHAT: A new study of soccer referees found that they may be more likely to call fouls when they see play moving from right-to-left than when they see it move from left-to-right.

WHY IT'S AN OUTRAGE: Perhaps a few World Cup fans will be fascinated, but taxpayers won't be. This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, which is supposed to study life-saving cures, and the National Science Foundation, which is supposed to study science.

WHERE TO VENT: National Science Foundation,703-292-5111 or National Institutes of Health, 301-496-4477.