Penalty or Not: Belgium v Russia
I’m sort of getting sick of playing this game, but I’m tired of arguing about it in comments, so here we go:
Yet another edition of “Penalty or Not?”
This is the penalty shout for Russia’s Kanunnikov against the Belgian who’s name I’m sicking of looking up for spelling.
Kanunnikov had stepped on the ball before contact was made. If he hadn’t been clumsy, then yeah (though it can be argued, contact might not have occurred if the ball hadn’t stopped him suddenly). But it was the ball that brought him down.
(Unfortunately, Vine’s caption overlay is right over the ball, and I’m too tired to do it again, so you may need to click through or let it play a couple of times.)
Featured photo: o.canada.com