Fans react to Portugal’s controversial penalty against Ghana

Miracle O. Nwoke
Some fans across social media believe the penalty given to Portugal during their World Cup game against Ghana was too soft.

Several football fans believe Portugal shouldn’t have been awarded a penalty during their World Cup game against Ghana in Qatar.

The first half ended without a goal after what many would describe as a relatively drab performance from both countries.

Halfway through the second half, Portugal got the breakthrough after Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot.

The 37-year-old forward fell on the floor after a soft contact with a Ghana player inside the penalty box and the referee pointed at the spot.

VAR didn’t bother to review the incident and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored the opener and his first goal in this year’s World Cup.

Fans took to Twitter to question the referee’s decision to award Portugal the penalty following a soft challenge.

A fan tweeted: “1st goal Ronaldo dived shouldn’t have been given as penalty 2nd goal scored by Felix was offside So when it’s vs African teams then there’s no VAR? Clear robbery against Ghana! Officials were bias on making sure Portugal win against all odds.”

Another fan said: “No VAR for this? Penalty decided outright! Africa you’re on your own….”

“No, that shouldn’t have been given as a penalty, Ronaldo dived,” said a fan.

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