Is the Tottenham Penalty Referee pleased?
Referee Eddie Smart played a major role during the Liverpool / Tottenham (2:2) derby yesterday. The line-up was the basis for two controversial penalties in favor of the Spurs. Merseyside fans noticed that after the first 11-meter penalty kick, Smart made a gesture with a hand that could be considered as an expression of joy. Harry Kane missed this penalty, but in the added time, Smart intervened again and signaled a new 11-meter penalty kick that Kane made this time. Here is the curious side referee`s reaction:
Meanwhile, England`s former top referee Mark Claptonberg has said that both penalties are wrongly handled, as Harry Kane and Erik Lamela are ambushed at the passes to them. According to him, it does not matter whether in the first situation Deyan Lovren touched the ball, because the defender would not try to play with it if she did not go to Kane, who is in that close position precisely because she is in ambush.
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