Fulham - Confusion Reigns!
The Premier League unbeaten run may have gone but there`s a distinct whiff in the air this morning that we were robbed.
When Tom Huddlestone struck that ball it took a slight deflection off Chris Baird before William Gallas swung a boot at it (missing) before the net bulged.
Gallas was stood in an offside decision a point the linesman noticed and quite rightly flagged to indicate so.
Mike Dean ambled over, exchanged pleasantries with his assistant before indicating it was a goal and that Gallas hadn`t been interfering with play.
After the game, Mark Hughes took great delight in having his say about the incident, commenting,
"Everybody saw the linesman`s flag go up immediately to give an offside as soon as the ball was struck."
"It was right in the eye-line of my keeper, so Gallas is interfering with play. It`s unusual for a referee to do that. Maybe he lost faith in his assistant."
"Huddlestone went over to Dean`s face and gave him a compelling argument because that caused him to clarify his decision. That was two occasions that he overruled his assistant."
"I confronted the ref and he said to speak to him afterwards, but what`s the point? But I do want some clarification."
Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp was surprisingly reflective on the situation with the Spurs boss remarking about the incident,
"I don`t know if the goal was offside or not. I don`t fully understand the offside rule these days. It`s confusing."
So, if a leading manager openly admits that he doesn`t understand the damn rule what chance do the rest of us have?
Get it sorted we say!
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