Liverpool Fans Can't Understand Why N'Golo Kante's Handball Wasn't A Penalty
Liverpool fans are furious that they didn't receive a penalty vs Chelsea - with N'Golo Kante's handball in the second half going unpunished.
Roberto Firmino drifted into the Blues box and attempted to flick the ball over Kante's head.
Instead, the ball struck the Frenchman's outstretched arm and bounced away as Liverpool players protested.
No penalty was awarded despite the ball clearly striking Kante and many are confused as to why.
Earlier this evening saw Fulham denied an equaliser vs Tottenham Hotspur due to a handball by Mario Lemina, who had his arm by his side.
I really need this explaining. These officials are the worst in the world.- CF Comps (@CF_Comps) March 4, 2021
Rules are different when it comes to attackers and defenders in the box, but many watching at home have grown frustrated with inconsistencies in decision making.
Fans have reacted to the decision and they think referring standards in the Premier League are incredibly poor right now.
No handball on Kante...- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 4, 2021
Not one you want to see given but when you see the Fulham one earlier the lack of consistency makes no sense :joy:
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Liverpool scream for a penalty, for handball against Kante.- Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) March 4, 2021
Fair play to the FA/Premier League for taking arguably the simplest rule in the game that pretty much everyone understood and making it so complex that no one has a bloody clue what it is anymore. No idea how it isn't handball against Kante. Literally zero clue.- And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) March 4, 2021
Fulham one - arms by side = handball- cj (@ForzaLiverpooI) March 4, 2021
Kante - arm out flagging a taxi = no penalty
I'm not the first to say it but VAR really is destroying the game. Fulham player has his arm by his side and it's handball, Kante has his 2 hands in the air and no handball. Something needs to be done quickly. Offside rule a joke too, favour the attacker ffs- Adrian Murphy (@MurphyAJ7) March 4, 2021
Can't understand how it's not handball by Kanté. The offside rule and the handball rule need a complete overhaul. #LIVCHE- Peter Finegan (@ThePeterFinegan) March 4, 2021
Chelsea are currently 1-0 up thanks to Mason Mount's goal in the first half.
Do you think Liverpool deserved a penalty?
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