Gamer Baffled After Getting Sent Off For Missed Shot On FIFA 20
Fans have been bemused all season by some of the decisions given by VAR but none of them are as bad as the red card given for missing a shot on FIFA 20.
Controllers get broken for all sorts of reasons when people are playing on FIFA and often it's because you've missed a really easy chance but it could be worse.
Imagine the rage you'd have if your header from a corner went over the bar and the referee produced a red card, because that's what happened to Reddit user Frozen_Marmalade, who didn't seem to have done anything wrong:
Users were backing the referee with one commenting, "Dirty player. Doesn't deserve to be playing the beautiful game. He should be ashamed of himself."
Another said, "The ref didn't have much choice," a third agreed with the official adding, "That's a pretty heinous foul what do you expect."
More sympathy for the red card wielding referee in another comment, "I feel that's justified when my forward misses a sitter," and a fourth commenter realised that the player must have been at fault saying, "Obviously for foul and abusive language. Good on the ref."
Well in fairness you can't go round swearing at the referee after you've missed your header.
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Of course now the referee would head over to the screen to decide whether or not it should have been a red card, with Premier League referees having been told to check the pitchside monitors for red card decisions.
Norwich City's Ben Godfrey was the first player to receive his marching orders after the ref checked the monitor during the weekend's game against Bournemouth.
The defender was given a yellow card for his lunge on Callum Wilson. He was given a yellow initially but technology overturned it to a red, although the Canaries still went on to win.
Of course it wasn't the most spectacular red card of the game with Bournemouth's Steven Cook sent off in the first half for an incredible 'save.'
The defender was on the ground in the box when the ball fell to Kenny McLean outside the area, the Norwich player's shot was destined for the net when Cook lept like a salmon and knocked the ball over the ball with his hand.
The game was decided on Teemu Pukki's goal from the resulting penalty.