Fans are all saying the same thing about Cristian Romero's 'hand ball' in the North London Derby
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Fans are all saying the same thing about Christian Romero's hand ball in the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham.
With the scores locked at 1-1 Arsenal were awarded a penalty in the North London Derby, as Tottenham's Romero was penalised for handling the ball from point-blank range while attempting to block Ben White's effort.
While the on-field referee Rob Jones waved away the appeals, VAR called the official to the monitor and a penalty was awarded.
Bukayo Saka converted the subsequent spot kick, but pundits and fans were divided regarding whether the penalty should have been awarded in the first place.
Sky Sports' Gary Neville said: "I'm pretty sure it hits his hand, but I have not got a clue, you guess at home, but I do not think there is anything unnatural about that... it is not for me!
"When VAR look at it 25 times, it means they are not sure. His arm is low, so not for me, but it will be given. We are all so unsure."
Moreover one fan on X, the social media platform formally known as Twitter, said: "I thought Arsenal's penalty was very soft... but I'm getting increasingly confused about refereeing decisions every week."
Another wrote: "The officiating is a disgrace."
Meanwhile a third said: "What’s he supposed to do with his hands??"
A fourth wrote: "Absolute joke."
Arsenal's lead did not last long, as moments after the re-start Jorginho hesitated on the ball and gave it away to James Maddison.
The Spurs playmaker drove forward and just as he approached the edge of the area fed Son Hueng-min, who stroked the ball into the far corner.
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