very poor officiating: Chelsea manager absolutely shocked at Referee decisions that robbed them victory
We are once again having to speak about very poor officiating in professional football, and Chelsea have once again been on the wrong end of it.
Chelsea Women’s were robbed last night against Real Madrid Women’s in the Champions League.
The Blues, led by Emma Hayes of course, drew 2-2 away from home in Madrid, but really, if the officials got some obvious decisions correct, It would have easily been a 3-1 win to Chelsea.
Hayes was naturally very annoyed by the decisions after the game, and they really were so obviously wrong as well, even to the naked eye.
Chelsea went 1-0 down against Real Madrid but turned it around to lead 2-1 on 74 minutes when Sam Kerr stepped up to score once again. But then Real Madrid were awarded a penalty that wasn’t even a penalty as the challenge was outside the box, to go on and get a draw in the game.
As cited on the Chelsea website, Hayes said: “I could see from the bench it was a tackle outside of the box so I’m absolutely shocked that those managing the game couldn’t see that. That was clear. There was the free-kick that was awarded a penalty, and then we score a really good legitimate goal with Niamh three or four yards onside. It’s embarrassing. I had to check because Niamh’s onside but the reason the goal was ruled offside was because Sam was interfering with the goalkeeper. Sam’s about seven yards away from the goalkeeper, she’s nowhere near her, so I cannot understand the decision whatsoever. I think we’ve been robbed of what should have been a 3-1 game.”