11 Jan '12, 7am

(redsports) Football: Was it a legitimate penalty? Were the LionsXII robbed?

(redsports) Football: Was it a legitimate penalty? Were the LionsXII robbed?

“Aiyoh! Pain! Pain!” LionsXII goalie Izwan Mahbud (not in picture) barely touched Mahmoud Ghadar but the Kelantan forward goes down in great agony. (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports) Jalan Besar Stadium, Tuesday, January 9, 2012 — The Singapore LionsXII lost 1-2 to Kelantan in their opening match of the Malaysian Super League (MSL). The winning goal for Kelantan was a penalty scored by Mahmoud Ghadar. Did Ghadar go down too easily? Was it a dive? Was the referee, Mohd Nafeez Bin Abdul Waha, fooled? Have a look at the video from 1:36 onwards and make your judgement. LionsXII goalie Izwan Mahbud put his right hand on the shoulder of Ghadar and the latter went flying. Perhaps Izwan should know better than to touch a professional footballer in his own penalty box. Nowadays, professional footballers, for some reason, seem physically very weak, especially within penalty boxes. They ...

Full article: http://redsports.sg/2012/01/11/football-lionsxii-kelantan...

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