'Completely ridiculous!': Watch the controversial penalty decision that has Sunderland fans fuming at Fleetwood
Sunderland fans have been left fuming after their side were on the end of a controversial decision at Fleetwood Town.
Referee Anthony Backhouse awarded the Cod Army a penalty – which was dispatched by Ched Evans – in a call which irritated fans.
You can watch the incident in the clip below.
And fans had this to say on social media after the decision:
@DanMeister1234 said: “Another shocker from the ref - imagine my surprise!!”
@brettd1981 added: “How is that a penalty, completely ridiculous”
@jonstokoe tweeted: “Penalty? Do me a favour ref. That’s a terrible decision”
@anothernbullet commented: “That was the softest penalty I’ve ever seen given. And why didn’t the keeper just come and claim the ball instead of let defenders head it out his 6 yard box twice. Useless”
@laking86 added: “No idea what that ref thinks he has seen there”
@AlexJaMills posted: “We need VAR in all leagues, that was not a penalty”