Equatorial Guinea Defender Shows Blatant Disregard For ‘Handball Rule’, Goes Completely Unpunished (Video)

Chris Wright

4th, July 2011

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By Chris Wright

http://youtu.be/Z0c2alWQ1Io

Surely even those with the most liberal interpretation of the ‘ball to hand’ rule must admit that Equatorial Guinea Women defender Bruna probably should have conceded a penalty for her little brain-wobble against Austrailia?

Fortunately, especially for the referee’s sake, the Aussies eventually went on to win 3-2.

UPDATE: In typical fashion, FIFA are busy covering their self-serving derrieres today by stripping all footage of the major-league refereeing cock-up from Youtube etc.

If and when the video above is forcibly removed by Sepp and co. you should still be able to watch the incident here.

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  1. Tom says:

    Wasn’t there a north Korean girl who did the same a while back too? Referee is more at fault than the defender in this clip, it was a mistake (albeit a huge and utterly retarded mistake) from the defender but entirely deliberate not to punish it from the ref.

  2. youdamneddirtyape says:

    i watched the game, and just knew this would end up here…

    is it the most blatant handball ever?

  3. Michael D says:

    I remember watching the game at the time and was baffled: I thought surely there was an offside or something where the ref had blown the whistle and she was merely picking it up, but I didn’t see anything so I just figured all the refs had turned their backs at the same time. Bizarre

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