Cameroon Refuse To Restart Game Against England And Protest In Centre Circle
In a remarkable scene at the Women's World Cup on Sunday afternoon, Cameroon refused to restart the game, immediately after England's second goal was given.
England's second goal, scored by Ellen White just before half-time, was initially ruled out for offside.
But that decision was correctly overturned by VAR, something the Cameroon players did not agree with.
Have you seen anything like this before?
This is remarkable.#ENG took a 2-0 lead, the goal was initially ruled out for offside but that decision was overturned on VAR.
The #CMR players did not like that decision - and they made their feelings VERY clear.
:tv: Watch LIVE on @BBCOne. https://t.co/IFkX2MuAOt#FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/xdtE0TGSwy
- Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 23, 2019
Cameroon refuse to play immediately after the goal is given. The players have congregated in protest at the half way line...#ENGCMR #FIFAWWC #OptusSport pic.twitter.com/PAawPYZ99O
- Optus Sport (@OptusSport) June 23, 2019
Extraordinary end to the half, as Cameroon refuse to restart after Ellen White's goal is awarded by the VAR, having initially been flagged offside. Cam players seemed to see the real-time replay on the big screen & remonstrated with the referee before eventually kicking off.
- Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) June 23, 2019
It has been a game surrounded by controversy.
An incident involving Tony Duggan and Cameroon defender Augustine Ejangue was one of the main talking points at half-time.
Moments before captain Houghton converted in the 14th minute, Ejangue appeared to spit at her opponent.
VAR failed to detect the incident as many on social media picked up on what happened.
Some have pointed out that Duggan's arm was extended, with suggestions that the incident was therefore accidental.
But some have questioned the decision.
Upon reviewing the footage I think it was arm-to-spit, not the other way round. Duggan's arm was extended outside her natural silhouette, no foul.- Ellis Turner (@elbear29) June 23, 2019
Women's World Cup.- TT (@MillwallTT) June 23, 2019
Cameroon should already be down to 9 players. A blatant elbow and then one of their players spits on Toni Duggan. What a disgrace. With all the interventions of VAR, how have they been missed. #WomensWorldCup2019 #England #var
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