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Madness Reigns As Air Shot And Phantom Penalty Settle Australian A-League Grand Final (Video)

By Chris Wright

Brisbane Roar secured their second A-League title on the bounce on Sunday evening, though the manner in which they did so will make your mind swim as your synapses struggle to comprehend the weapons grade ‘what the f**kity’ on show.

With the score level at 1-1 and the last few seconds of normal time ebbing away, Brisbane striker Besart Berisha blustered through the Perth area to find himself clean through, swung his leg at a bobbling ball, missed entirely and then fell on his arse to cap off the show.

Amazingly, referee Jarred GillettĀ then phweeped to give Brisbane the penalty – a decision which Berisha ran off celebrating wildly in front of the Roar fans. The Albanian then stuck away the spot-kick himself to win the game and the A-League championship for his side with the very last kick of the night…

As you can see in the footage, the Perth defender definitely clips Berisha’s standing foot just before he swings, but it doesn’t seem to affect his gate. It’s clearly the momentum of the air-shot that sends him sprawling.

Regardless of whether he dived or otherwise, the fact that Berisha celebrated the decision like he’d already scored the winner is grounds for him to be tied upside down to a tree and molested by amorous wombats.

(Thanks to Pies fan @mattbeef for the tip-off)

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By Chris on April 24th, 2012 in FAIL, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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20 Responses to “Madness Reigns As Air Shot And Phantom Penalty Settle Australian A-League Grand Final (Video)”

  1. Skitch Winchester says:

    What would Gary Neville say about this?

  2. Professor Erno Breastpinchd says:

    i cant think of an Australian athlete that’s not instantly dislikable.
    what a complete cock

  3. Look up steven bradbury. Dont know your arsehole from your earhole ‘professor’.
    More importantly; Pies, you’ve forgotten to show the peach of an own goal earlier in the game, and possibly the stupidest red card in a final ever.

  4. Wilbur mchufflehumps says:

    He’s not Australian, but Albanian. But still a complete cock

  5. Guy says:

    @Professor Erno Breastpinchd Not to be picky, but Besart Berisha is Albanian…

  6. Guy says:

    Also, to complete the cock ups for the night they gave the man of the match medal to the wrong player…

    http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/237658,a-league-marston-medal-gaffe.aspx

  7. Degs says:

    Just imagine if something similar decided the Manchester derby next week!

  8. Lukass says:

    To be completely honest, it did look like a penalty in real time…

  9. Miguel - NYC says:

    The dude was clearly clipped and that throws off your balance especially when you are trying to get away from a bunch of players around you.
    Diving sucks, but poor this was a case of poor defending.
    I agree with the way he should be punished for the celebration on getting the penalty call.

  10. sloth says:

    What a twat. I would like to propose his baby be stolen by a dingo as punishment for that hairstyle.

  11. rty6 says:

    thats a penalty. he kicks his leg just as hes about to put his weight on it. hence the air shot. if he hadnt been clipped hes burrying that.

  12. matty says:

    Brisbane Roar – hahaha

  13. michael says:

    Not a penalty. Ball just bobbles and player misses it, minimal amount of contact made wouldnt have made a difference.

  14. muppets says:

    celebrating a penalty like that, let alone a dive, is in bad taste

  15. jon says:

    offside @ 0:21 seconds?

  16. Tellitasitis says:

    I live in Australia…are telling me that’s footage from our national football competition? WTF, all this time I thought I was tuning into my kids playing some p!ss poor games on FIFA09.

  17. Applesauce says:

    Miguel there is almost certainly no contact. Watch it frame by frame.

    This will continue until FIFA takes a stand to hand out retroactive bans.

  18. Clockend Gooner says:

    Hahaha, that’s hilarious. It beats anything Ashley Young can dish up. It reminds me of that Aussie Aleague ‘highlights’ vid you guys put up last year, now THAT was comedy.

  19. Guy says:

    @matty Which goes with our other brilliantly named teams such as Perth Glory, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Heart, Central Coast Mariners and (the now defunct) North Queensland Fury!

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