Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: Leon Balogun questions VAR's decision

Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: Leon Balogun questions VAR's decision

Brighton defender Leon Balogun was not happy when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) disallowed Sadio Mane's goal in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Mane had controlled the ball with his thigh before firing past goalkeeper David De Gea but he was adjudged to have handled the ball.

During the game, Balogun was on twitter to vent his disappointment when the goal was disallowed, and his tweet was monitored by Punch.

“How’s that a handball? Seriously? Bounces off his thigh against his hand, which is nowhere near an unnatural position, especially if you consider that he has to ‘fight’ the defender off,” Balogun tweeted.

“If possession is gained, which he only did after he got the ball off of the defender’s feet again in my opinion.

“These handball decisions are a part of the game that always will be heavily discussed – not as reasonable as we do now though. But for me this situation is not a handball, regardless of who I’m rooting for,” he added.

When Futaa searched for the tweet on Monday, it was no more on his timeline.

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