“It’s a load of shit.”

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The Newcastle coach was very angry, while Luis Enrique did not want to talk about the maximum penalty and spoke ironically.

Alan Shearer and Gary Linekerson are two of the biggest names in football who have harshly criticized UEFA refereeing

He Paris St Germain from Luis Enrique still lives in it Champions The Paris team moved from third place in Group F to second place with a margin of 2 points thanks to the controversial penalty that Kylian Mbappé scored in the 98th minute against Newcastle Szymon Marciniak.

Szymon Marciniak, who had previously added eight minutes of stoppage time, understood that the hands of Tino Livramento (Newcastle) inside the penalty area there was a penalty. Although the ball initially bounced off the English footballer’s body, the Polish referee signaled the maximum penalty.. As expected, the penalty awarded by Szymon Marciniak caused criticism in the football world, especially in England.

“To be honest, I’m still figuring it out. In the end we were unlucky, I don’t think it was a penalty… What repetition does not teach is the speed with which it produces the action. Hit the body first, that’s the key. If he hits the arm first, I would still think it’s not a penalty, but maybe he could be right, but if he hits a part of his body first and then puts his hands down, that’s not a penalty. It shouldn’t have cost us the game“, he assured after the game Eddie HowNewcastle coach.

On the other hand, Luis Enrique He didn’t want to talk about the penalty and said ironically: “This is football, it’s not basketball. I don’t look at the VAR, my job is to train my team. “Ask me anything about my team and I will answer you,” said the PSG coach.

Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalezformer referee and referee analyst for Cadena SER, explained in the program “El Larguero” that “The Three Wise Men have advanced into Paris. “Something’s wrong if you don’t follow the guidelines…” about the penalty awarded by the Polish referee.

England files charges against the referee and UEFA

However, the criticism is harsher in England, where the press and public opinion speak of “theft”. The Newcastle legend, Alan ShearerHe was very upset about the controversial move that damaged the England team: “Do me a damn favor, man. What crap… “A great performance by all players should not be ruined by one unpleasant decision,” Shearer wrote on his profile on the social network “X” (formerly Twitter).

The winner of the 2001 Ballon d’Or was also angry, Michael Owen: “Never in a million years has this been a punishment. “We are further than ever from consistently applying the hand rule in football.”

Gary LinekerFormer FC Barcelona player and presenter of BBC’s Match of the Day, echoed Shearer and Owen’s sentiments: “How the hell is this a penalty for PSG? It is ridiculous”.

The commenter was along the same lines Ally McCoistwho spoke of “theft”: “It’s never a penalty. If penalties are imposed for this in the world’s most important club competition…” It’s a shame! “They robbed Newcastle”.

He also spoke Keith Hackettformer director general of England refereeing, in The Telegraph: “Last April he wrote in his guidelines for next season: The UEFA Executive Board recommended clarifying that a player should not be penalized for handball if the ball has previously bounced off his own body.but this recommendation was not followed and Newcastle paid the price in Paris.”

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