CHAMPIONSHIP fans couldn’t believe the referee failed to see a clear handball from Cardiff ace Cedric Kipre.
There was controversy after 35 minutes in the South Wales derby between Cardiff and Swansea.
Swansea crossed the ball and Kipre, 25, cleared it from inside the box but he appeared to bat it away rather than head it.
The Swansea players surrounded referee Darren Moore, who failed to notice the handball.
The game ended 2-0 for the Swans and after the game the incident was the big topic of conversation.
Fans were particularly shocked after the replays, with one saying: “Contender for the craziest handball ever missed by a referee.”
Many compared it to the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal scored by Diego Maradona against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup.
Supporters took to Twitter: “Kipre is bringing out his best Maradona.”
Another similarly said: “How did Kipre get away with that Maradona-esque handball?”
More responded, calling it a “goalkeeper impression.”
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The standard of refereeing has come under scrutiny from many this season due to a large number of VAR controversies – the Championship has no VAR.
It left some fans demanding a change specified: “The standard of refereeing in English football is the worst in Europe, we need an overhaul and get referees who can actually act to a decent standard.”
Kipre is on loan at Cardiff from West Brom – both sides are in the bottom five in the table.
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