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I seen Boxers punched off the planet for a whole entire hour of 12 rounds for judges to vote them winners. Never seen this Conservative government win a vote. Qatar had a weak WC vision and won it with a hidden payment. We all know this rule will bend like elastic to suit some and execute others. I think Law and Rules is egg and toast. Many ways to cook a egg. Several breads available to toast.
The head of UEFA officials warned this situation would be called exactly as it was, when VAR came to the UCL back in January, and IFAB reiterated that position just this weekend!You can call it a stupid rule, all you want, but CLEARLY, that call was exactly in line with how the applicable officiating entities said it would be called.Where ignorance is bliss, it must be lovely to be an ABU!
This is just stupid. A) They said his arm is not near his body. Really? His had is practically touching his leg!! How much closer does it have to be?B) He was faced away. It was not deliberate. Cowardly, but not deliberate. When did ball to hand become a thing?
Stupid rule. Any takers to my suggestion that, from this summer we will see a HUGE increase in the playacting footballing fraternity who will purposely 'shoot' or 'flick' the ball up onto the defending player just to get a spot kick? You know, the one's that goad the officials, dive, argue, feign injury and generally throw out the teddy if something does not go their way.
184.Liverpaul85 ... So obviously biased! ... He looks at the ball ... he sees it's flight before he turns his back ... he moves his arm TOWARDS the flight of the ball to make himself bigger ... It's just so obviously a clear penalty ... just because he turned his back it doesn't make it accidental ... anyone who thinks it wasn't a pen is clueless or biased (like you) ... (p.s. i'm not an MU fan!!)
Never a pen. What is this silhouette bs. Just discussing it with my 9 year old son and he asked "Are we supposed to play like penguins?" I would ask Ellary to run, jump, twist, turn and tackle whilst keeping his arms by his side and see how many teams he gets picked for.
This new rule is absolutely crackers. The only person in sports who ever kept their arms as rigid as a juggernaut was Len Ganley ;-) Its impossible to play football with arms by your side, unless its a deadball/freekick situation. So this will just lead to more accidental handballs, and ridiculously soft penalties. There already far too many of those.....
184.You might want to look at the picture of him again. Both arms are held in the direction of the ball. And how is jumping in front of the ball bit moving toward it?
Not every foul is a deliberate act but an unfair advantage is gained by the defender therefore the referee gives a foul. Not every handball is deliberate. If an advantage is gained by deflecting the ball away from an opposition player or a goal bound effort irrespective of silhouettes and unnatural arm positions (I think the rule makers are talking crap) then surely a free kick should be given.
@181 absolute rubbish! He’s jumped to block a shot. There’s nothing in the rule book that says you can’t do that!Also, he doesn’t deliberately move his arm towards the ball, which the current rules state should be the case. He also doesn’t have his arms above his shoulder so it isn’t an unnatural silhouette. Players can’t be expected to deliberately make themselves smaller
Considering how few PSG supporters and how many Man U supporters bother to follow the BBC articles these reports reflect an overwhelming public rejection of the decision to award a penalty in this crucial incidence.
I always thought there was deliberate handball and then ball to hand. Now there are silhouettes + distances involved. I would like to know the distance after which the ball has travelled where it is a handball regardless of whether the player is conscious.Next they’ll be saying you cant be sent off for a two footed tackle if your fingers are crossed + you cant be offside while hopping
By jumping up, the defender had the intent of deliberately placing the whole of his body between the ball and the goal. Like all good defenders he should have made sure his arms were not likely to come into contact with the ball. Otherwise, as in this instance, it can be correctly assumed that the hand/arm moved towards the ball, thus incurring a penalty. His action was risky - he paid the price.
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