'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.

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 3:28 pm
Watch the penalty decision that has left Sunderland fans fuming

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:

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@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”