soccer10k wrote:There’s no horsefeathering way that’s an easy penalty. The rule is garbage. That shouldn’t be a penalty. The one called against Spurs at the end of the game last week shouldn’t have been a penalty. The one Everton got yesterday shouldn’t have been a penalty. These are stupid calls that shouldn’t be given.
The easy and obvious solution, which I’ve said before, is to make unintentional ones like that which don’t directly affect a goal being scored, indirect free kicks. Attacking team still gets a free kick, defending team doesn’t give up a PK for some BS reason and we as fans get to see some creative indirect free kicks.
But this? This handball rule ruins games. It’s dumb and it needs to go away yesterday. It’s a bad rule.
It can't be different for attackers and defenders like it was last year. Really the referee can't judge intent that well but some are obvious. The ones I hate not called are the Sergio Ramos twist with his hands behind his back and it never gets called though he deliberately blocks the ball. Frankly, you should be far more pissed by how badly Spurs played against an absolutely pathetic Newcastle team.