'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.

Watch the penalty decision that has left Sunderland fans fuming
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:

@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”