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The big Belgian is plying his trade with Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League and thought he had won the game against Hebei China Fortune for his side in the dying embers.
As he has done countless times in his career, Fellaini rose highest and nodded home at the far post - only for the referee to blow the whistle for a foul.
It seems the thinking of the official was that Fellaini had pushed the defender as he climbed for leverage to get a good connection on the header, yet bizarrely VAR did not even look at the decision.
A controversial scene of the 1st leg Shandong Luneng vs Hebei CFFC in the CSL 5-8 classification semi-final. Marouane Fellaini's last-minute goal could have brought in a 3:2 win but it was ruled out. The 3rd match in a row Shandong were hit by controversial refereeing decisions. pic.twitter.com/zQlFNmJedX- Titan Sports Plus (@titan_plus) October 26, 2020
After going down with cramp and receiving treatment in what appeared to be a move try and make time for a VAR check, Fellaini was absolutely furious.
The captain was seen shouting "bullshit" and "f*** off" to the referee as his frustrations boiled over .
After controversial refereeing decisions leading to the loss in the CSL championship playoff 1st round, Shandong Luneng were hit by another controversial refereeing decision today. Marouane Fellaini's last-minute header was ruled out. He seemingly responded 'bullshit. Fxxx Off'. pic.twitter.com/NCLwPj9zyj- Titan Sports Plus (@titan_plus) October 26, 2020
The play-off first round first leg finished 2-2, with the two teams slated to go at it again in the return fixture next Saturday.
Fellaini made the move to the far East from Manchester United in January 2019 and made headlines in July when he scored an seven minute hat-trick of headers.
Flying Belgian! Fellaini headed a hat trick in 7 minutes to help the team reverse the win. pic.twitter.com/h2BJLtuMHK- John Zhao (@Zhao2285773John) July 26, 2020
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