‘Mitoma PK was right’ British Referee Admits Tottenham-Brighton Misjudgment
The England Professional Match Refereeing Organization (PGMOL) admitted a mistake in the penalty kick between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion.
British media outlets such as the BBC said on the 10th (Korean time), “PGMOL admitted that in the 26th minute of the second half of the match between Tottenham and Brighton, the scene in which Brighton Kaoru Mitoma stepped on Tottenham Pierre-Emile Hoivier in the penalty box should have resulted in a penalty kick.” said.
In the 26th minute of the second half of the 1-1 match, Mitoma collapsed while being stepped on by Hoivier in the Tottenham penalty box. However, referee Stuart Atwell did not call a penalty kick. The game continued without VAR progressing.
In the end, Tottenham won 2-1 with Son Heung-min’s 100th Premier League goal in the 10th minute of the first half and Harry Kane’s winning goal in the 34th minute of the second half. Tottenham maintained 5th place with 53 points from 16 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, while Brighton fell to 7th place with 46 points from 13 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses. However, Brighton played two games less.
Criticism poured in over the referee’s decision after the match. BBC commentator Chris Sutton raised his voice, saying, “The penalty kick was stolen,” and Brighton captain Louis Dunk criticized the referee’s decision, saying,온라인바카라 “I don’t know why there is a VAR. It was an obvious foul.”
Brighton demanded an explanation for five decisions, including Hoivier’s foul scene.
Eventually, PGMOL acknowledged the mistake. The BBC said, “Howard Webb, PGMOL referee, admitted to senior Brighton officials that it was a mistake.
The BBC added, “PGMOL apologized to Brighton for a mistake against Crystal Palace in February, and also apologized to Brighton for a mistake against Aston Villa just before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”