NORTH MACEDONIA’S first-half penalty against England was a shockingly harsh decision.
I was astounded that VAR Michal Ocenas intervened and then Slovakia referee Filip Glova awarded a spot-kick against full-back Rico Lewis.
The teenage Manchester City debutant, who had his eyes on the ball, had his arms in a natural position as he jumped before heading it away from the hosts’ Bojan Miovski.
Yes, Lewis caught Miovski with a flailing arm to the face but it was never a penalty. What on earth was Ocenas doing?
Ref Glova must have seen it in real-time and correctly waved play on because it wasn’t even a foul.
When he went over to the pitchside monitor, Glova needed to show more mental toughness to back his own call but he didn’t.
To compound Lewis’ misery, he was also booked.
Enis Bardhi scored at the second attempt following the spot-kick but Macedonia should have had an earlier first-half penalty.
Harry Maguire brought down Elif Elmas and I was surprised Ocenas did not recommend a review for Glova.
Jack Grealish had a goal ruled out for offside but why did it take three minutes to chalk it off?
FREE BETS – BEST BETTING OFFERS AND BONUSES NEW CUSTOMERS
The game ended 1-1 after a second-half own goal from Jani Atanasov.
Fans and former players were baffled with some of the decisions made during the match, particularly the one to award the penalty.
England icon Gary Lineker tweeted: “It’s not important in the slightest, but that’s the most ridiculous penalty decision.”
While Chelsea legend John Terry questioned: “Oh my word… How is that a penalty?”
Source: The Sun
Emirates honours the UAE’s milestone achievements in space exploration
Pentagon hopes for ‘force multiplier’ in race for new tech with China
Mayor Adams says chief fundraiser reassigned after FBI raided her home
Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster Truck Coming To US Early 2024
Schools close in Türkiye’s Bursa amid strong southwester
Feeding Tampa Bay serves hundreds a traditional meal for Thanksgiving
The Countach DiCaprio Crashed In Wolf Of Wall Street Is Going To Auction
Cruise CEO And Co-Founder Kyle Vogt Steps Down
How to Respond to Relatives Who Feel the Need to Comment on Your Food and Body
Chris Pine Has Heard Rumors of a Possible Dungeons and Dragons 2
Chinese Food-Delivery Billionaire Wang Xing Suffers $6.6 Billion Wealth Plunge As Growth Wanes
Man charged with fatally shooting his father in Wareham
Celtics advance to knockout stage of NBA in-season tournament behind blowout win, help from Nets
Daniel Radcliffe Once Felt It Was a Good Thing ‘Harry Potter’ Lost Its Original Director
Taiwan still flashing red despite US-China ‘thaw’
News21 hours ago
Tesla’s future riding on the Cybertruck
Auto23 hours ago
Powerful Lotus EV Charger Adds 89 Miles Of Range In Five Minutes
Lifestyle21 hours ago
Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival Set to Hold Special Edition Dec. 14-21 Following Postponement
Tech11 hours ago
Car dealers say they can’t sell EVs, tell Biden to slow their rollout
News23 hours ago
China expo first test of Xi-Biden rapprochement
Lifestyle11 hours ago
Why Rachel Bilson Once Accidentally Ditched Adam Brody for Olsen Twins
News12 hours ago
Hamas’s hostages regaining freedom face new tragedy, joy and life changes
Finance13 hours ago
These Are Some Of The Top Ideas From The Invest For Kids Conference