In this new and exciting column, we look at the past week’s football news that got the attention of the football fraternity for all the wrong reasons
| GADJI TALLO IS (TOO) GOOD AT FAKING INJURY
Goal Malaysia Columnist Zulhilmi Zainal, "During AC Ajaccio's French Ligue 1 match against Guingamp last week, their forward Gajdi Tallo went down like a sack of potatoes after being hit by a stray ball. The referee called for the stretcher, and he was taken off the field for treatment. His coach Fabrizio Ravanelli, reluctant to risk playing a seemingly injured man, swiftly brought on a substitute for him.
| PENALTY THAT WOULD'VE FINISHED PAHANG
Goal Malaysia Deputy Editor Sadat Osman, "Kelantan and Pahang butted heads in the 2013 Malaysia Cup final on Sunday night in what was a match of end to end action. Both sides looked hungry for the title but it was Pahang who emerged victorious after 90 minutes thanks to Matias Conti's sublime header in the 59th minute. However, the referee almost made a huge mistake when he pointed to the spot in the 25th minute when Damion Stewart muscled Dickson Nwakaeme to the ground about two metres from the edge of the penalty area.
One would have expected an experienced referee like him to avoid such an error. There is no doubt that the Nigerian fell in the penalty box but the foul on Nwakaeme happened way outside. If the penalty was wrongfully awarded and converted by Kelantan, one can only imagine the outburst and in a worse cast scenario, the referee may have to fear for his life! Thankfully, the linesman saved the day, for Pahang and the referee, by reversing the decision and giving the Red Warriors a freekick instead, which was wasted in the end."
|DOUBLE DISMISSAL FOR SUNDERLAND|