Everyone's making the same joke about Luke Shaw's post-match interview after last-gasp Brighton loss
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Everyone made the same joke about Luke Shaw's post-match interview after Manchester United's last-gasp defeat away at Brighton.
This very fixture served up some almighty drama in 2020 when United were awarded a penalty after the final whistle was blown through intervention from VAR, leading to Bruno Fernandes scoring the winner in the 10th minute of stoppage time.
This time the roles were reversed as it was Brighton, still hurting from the FA Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out defeat to United, who won it from the spot in the dying embers.
Though the incident wasn't initially penalised, Andre Marriner had no choice but to award the penalty after watching a still of the ball hitting Shaw's hand as he defended a corner.
Alexis Mac Allister put the 99th minute penalty away with aplomb to move Brighton up to sixth on 55 points, with two games in hand on some of the teams around them.
Afterwards, Shaw apologised for his costly error but did claim that the free-kick in the build-up to the corner which resulted in the penalty should not have been one.
"I got a little nudge but of course the hand shouldn't be there," he told Sky Sports.
"I own up to it, take it on the chin. It cost us the game but it is tough.
"I can't even explain why my hand is up there. I got a nudge, maybe that helps with my hand going up but it shouldn't be there.
"Even before the corner, the free-kick was never a foul.
"I am not looking for excuses, but it shouldn't have been a foul that led to the corner. So maybe that corner shouldn't have even happened. I am not accusing the referee of anything. Hands up, a silly mistake that cost us a point."
"Hands up, silly mistake that cost us a point at the end"— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 4, 2023
Luke Shaw with an honest reflection on his handball that gave Brighton a late penalty 👇 pic.twitter.com/DIdKfZok9e
But Shaw's interview ended up being unintentionally hilarious when he summarised by saying "hands up" - the action which ultimately cost United.
One fan reacted: "Hands up proved to be costly."
A second said: "Hands up was the problem."
A third had the same thought, writing: "Hands up, literally."
Another politely gave Shaw some advice, saying: "No Luke, hands down."
A fifth joked: "Haha hands up is what got him in bother in the first place."
A final user tweeted: "Hands up what's cost you fella."
United are now fourth in the Premier League, with in-form Newcastle two points ahead after 33 games played.
Erik ten Hag's men will look to bounce back against West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday and hope that their Champions League rivals have dropped points earlier on against title-chasing Arsenal at St James' Park.