When I was watching the Tottenham vs Fulham game, the disallowed goal by Maja WAS ABSOLUTELY THE CORRECT DECISION. Why? Because the rule states that any handball - whether accidental or intentional - that occur by an attacking player in the direct lead up to a goal will be called as a handball. Even tho the Fulham player’s hand is in a totally natural position, the rule makes it very clear that that will not count as a goal.
Now, I understand people are upset - I’m upset too. I think the rule is stupid, but people are directing their anger toward VAR and the referee, when they literally enforced the rule correctly. If you have a problem with the call, direct your anger toward IFAB, who create the rules. The rule needs to be changed, but that said the call was obviously correct.
Commentators are another important thing that has shaped the public opinion on this call. When I watched - granted on NBCSN - the announcer was talking about how harsh it was, stating that his hand was in a natural position. All this was true, but not a single mention of the rule that expressly states that that goal cannot count. We need commentators that actually understand the rules of the game, because he was comparing it to defenders not being called when their hands are in a natural position. The rule does not apply to defenders but he clearly didn’t know that.
Every angle I see I seem to change my mind, what do you think?
The referree had said it wasn't a penalty yes after the VAR check it was a penalty but it wasn't clear var is only allowed to overturn a decision if the decision was clearly wrong by the referee second of all the mount foul on mctominay how the hell did he give that as afoul if mount touched him yes possibly a red but he didn't touch him and mctominay seemed like he wanted to do a mane and kick mount on his face the way he went for the ball and out of nowhere he gets a freekick after he clearly kicked mount
Has there been any official statement/explanation from the FA on the decision not to review it? Did they admit fault?