POPULAR YouTube team Hashtag United were denied three valuable points following one of the WORST offside calls in the history of football.
The 11th placed Isthmian League North Division side were taken on Stowmarket Town on August 27.
Okunja was yards behind the initial shot that hit the crossbar
The Hashtag ace was on his toes to react to the miss
The player then controlled the ball and slotted home, thinking he had scored the equaliser
The linesman flagged for offside
Stowmarket went into half-time with a one-goal lead.
But following a rousing team talk at the break, Hashtag upped the tempo and thought they had pulled a goal back.
Former Love Island contestant, Toby Aromolaran, was played through on goal.
The No9 saw his effort crash off the crossbar and fall to team-mate Eman Okunja, who swept the rebound home.
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But the goal was chalked off for offside, which has been branded one of the worst calls by viewers.
Okunja was a number of yards behind team-mate Aromolaran as the shot was taken.
A Twitter user responded: “That’s absolutely shocking unless I’m missing something.”
Another said: “That’s got to be the worst call for offside I’ve ever seen! What was this Lino even watching.”
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YouTuber and Hashtag owner, Spencer Owen, says he hasn’t publicly criticised decisions made by officials in the five years of him being involved with the club in non-league.
However, he says “mistakes this blatant are simply not acceptable”.
He tweeted: “1st time I’ve done something like this in 5 years of non-league & I’d never name anyone directly.
“But people need to realise there’s a lot of resource, time, effort, money that goes into running these teams at this level.
“Mistakes this blatant are simply not acceptable.”
Thankfully for Hashtag, they managed to pull a goal back, sharing the points with their opponents.
By: Joshua Mbu
Title: Watch ‘worst offside call in history of football’ with players left stunned and fans fuming
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/19664588/watch-worst-football-offside-call-hashtag-united/
Published Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 11:50:25 +0000