By Chris Wright
And there we were thinking Darius Henderson’s manually-executed equaliser for Forest against Boro last night was blatant!
Step forward, Newcastle U18 urchin Olivier Kemen, who outdid Henderson all ends up in the “outrageous cheating” department during his side’s FA Youth Cup tie against Cheslea’s youth string last night by scoring a 28th-minute equaliser with the most brazen handball you’re ever likely to see…
Here’s the official description of Kemen’s nefarious handiwork, as taken from the match report published on Newcastle’s club site:
“After…Newcastle [won] a free kick in a dangerous position, Olley floated over a perfect delivery for Olivier Kemen to glance beyond Mitchell Beeney in the 28th minute.
“There was a suggestion of handball but referee James Adcock spotted no infringement.”
Riiiiight. There was a “suggestion of handball” in approximately the same way this 8-tonne whale carcass was blown to Kingdom Come by a “suggestion of dynamite”.
And we ask you: What kind of shameless mental gymnastics do you need to be capable of to run off celebrating such an (excuse the pun) underhanded goal as if you’d just plonked a volley into the top corner from 35 yards?
Incredible and disgusting all at once. Incredigusting.
Thankfully, you’ll be glad to learn that Chelsea went on to win the game 3-2.