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

Chris Wright

24th, April 2012


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 Gillett 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)