Having trailed 1-0 to a Youcef Belaili stunner in the first-half, the Moroccans thought they’d equalised through Walid El Karti in the 58th minute, but his header was ruled out for offside.
The Tunisian club won 2-1 on aggregate to claim their fourth continental championship in club history. The controversy captured the attention of South Africa's Premier Soccer League club Orlando Pirates' head coach Milutin Sredojevic.
The Serbian went on a scathing criticism of the state of African football, as he felt the goal should've stood for Wydad. You can read his message below, as well as numerous other Tweets on the occasion.
Since the end of the match there have been some startling videos posted on Twitter behind the scenes this weekend. One can catch supporters, club officials and players fighting and having heated arguments about the events on the night.
That monster that got attention of whole football World laughing at us stakeholders of African football after last night CAF CL finals Esperance vs Wydad actually had first signs of monster growing and threatening to destroy African football when this clear goal was disallowed pic.twitter.com/8Kd6rLqmHB— MICHOcoach-WOLF OF SERBIA (@michocoach) June 1, 2019
Last night incident during the CAF FINAL game was shameful act to African. https://t.co/0mTH4R94rv— Fiqi Rasheedy (@Mrashiano) June 1, 2019
Well, the CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2019 FINAL from yesterday gets a little bizarre at the 1:08 point... https://t.co/WLF2dAIVwu— Ramon Scott (@RamonScottPoker) June 1, 2019
This morning's second leg CAF Champions League Final highlights.https://t.co/sGhbeMHnGi— David Votoupal (@Everton4Life) June 1, 2019