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Following a scintillating dribble down the centre of the pitch the attacking player with the ball had reached the top of the penalty box almost directly in front of the goal. He found himself almost completely surrounded by defenders. There was a Player in an offside position who by chance was directly in front and within about three metres of the attacking player with the ball. The attacking player with the ball managed somehow to kick the ball through the defenders straight at the PIOP.

The PIOP knew he was offside and tried to back away from the ball. He put his hands over his head and turned away. However as he did so a defender trying to pursue the ball collides with the PIOP knocking the PIOP over when trying to get to the ball. The PIOP fell with the defender on top and the ball was deflected back from the defender to the original attacking player, who scored. Defenders are furious, many are verbally demonstrative against the referee demanding the goal be disallowed .

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