Fans call for Liverpool penalty after Chelsea star Christensen’s ‘handball’… but new laws prove referee Stephanie Frappart was right

By | 14th August 2019

LIVERPOOL fans called for a penalty after a handball by Andreas Christensen – but new rules prove Stephanie Frappart made the right decision.

The Danish defender blocked an ambitious overhead kick from Sadio Mane in the early stages of the Super Cup final in Istanbul.

Andreas Christensen managed to block the early effort from Liverpool ace Sadio Mane

Fans in the stadium screamed for a penalty after the ball appeared to hit the 23-year-old’s hand.

But Frappart ignored the supporters and Jurgen Klopp’s men had to settle for a corner kick.

The laws of the game state that a penalty will be awarded if the player’s arm is extended beyond a “natural silhouette” position.

Replays confirmed that the French official made the right call, but furious Liverpool fans continued to voice their outrage on Twitter.

One said: “Surprised that wasn’t a handball by Christensen?”

Another questioned: “How comes VAR did not check that handball by Christensen?”


While one fan said: “That’s lowkey a handball in the box from Christensen.”

Liverpool were penalised just five minutes into the game after Virgil van Dijk appeared to handle the ball.

Chelsea were awarded a free kick, but fans questioned why the Dutch defender was not booked after claiming it was deliberate.

The French official made the right decision to not award Liverpool a penalty kick
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This post written by Joseph Miles originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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