Wandering Hands: Sporting Lisbon B Substitute Manages To Concede Penalty While Warming Up Behind Goal (Video)

Chris Wright

17th, May 2017

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Poor old Budag Nasirov somehow managed the extraordinary feat of both conceding a penalty and getting himself booked over 15 minutes before he came on as a substitute during Sporting Lisbon B’s recent Segunda Liga tie against Academica.

Bizarrely, the 20-year-old Azerbaijani was warming-up behind the Sporting goal when he was

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  1. milt_palacio says:

    Is a penalty the correct punishment here? He isn’t playing so how can he commit a foul? I know you can get yellow/red cards as a substitute for unsportsmanlike behaviour, but in that case the other team doesn’t get a penalty/free kick? I would’ve guessed this one is an indirect free kick or refrees ball

  2. Nuno says:

    Rules changed this season, stating that if a substitute player interferes with a ball still in play, a direct freekick/penalty is awarded, plus a yellow card. This is how it was explained in Portugal, not sure the change was worldwide but believe so. Harsh (or stupid) in this case, but it’s same penalty as if he had come into play to stop an attack.

  3. Maria says:

    As far as I can tell, this should have been a booking an an indirect free-kick to the other team. The offence here is that a player entered the field of play without permission and interfered with play. That he handled the ball is irrelevant I think.

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