Fans Slam Michael Oliver for Disallowing Germany Goal and VAR Decision

Fans Slam Michael Oliver for Disallowing Germany Goal and VAR Decision

Referee Michael Oliver has been criticised by fans for disallowing Nico Schlotterbeck’s goal for Germany against Denmark at Euro 2024.

Schlotterbeck thought he had given Germany the lead with a header in the early stages of the last-16 clash.

However, the goal was subsequently ruled out for a foul by Joshua Kimmich.

Fans were quick to bemoan decisions made by English officials again, especially after Anthony Taylor and Stuart Attwell were criticised for taking too long to disallow Xavi Simons’ goal for the Netherlands against France.

Commenting on Oliver’s decision to rule out Germany’s goal, Mark Goldbridge wrote: ‘I can’t see how that’s been disallowed tbf….English ref again’. 

Michael Oliver has been criticised for disallowing Nico Schlotterbeck’s goal for Germany against Denmark

Ilkay Gundogan questions Oliver, who ruled the goal out for a foul by Joshua Kimmich

Ilkay Gundogan questions Oliver, who ruled the goal out for a foul by Joshua Kimmich 

Meanwhile, UTD Trey stated: ‘Ofcourse an English ref rules out a goal like that, Germany have been robbed that’s crazy soft’.

Saeed TV was critical of English referees. They wrote: ‘Never a foul. English refs!!!’. 

The criticism of English officials continued as another user stated: ‘English refs shouldn’t be anywhere near international tournaments!’. 

Furthermore, another user wrote: ‘Still can’t figure out why that was disallowed, very soft English refs looking like a joke yet again’.

Schlotterbeck thought he had given Germany the lead in the early stages of the game

Schlotterbeck thought he had given Germany the lead in the early stages of the game

However, Oliver did receive some support, with some users believing that he made the correct call in disallowing the goal.

One user wrote: ‘Good decision if im honest, Kimmich spots the Danish player and steps into him… you cant do that’. 

Another user stated that Kimmich deserved to be penalised. They wrote: ‘Yeah that’s a foul for me, Kimmich only has eyes for Skov Olsen there, couldn’t wait to foul him!’.

In addition, another user wrote: ‘Definite foul from Kimmich. You can’t pick like that’.

Another user added that it was a ‘clear foul’. They wrote: ‘Kimmich looked to see the defender before blocking him following Schlotterbeck. Clear foul.’ 

There was further criticism of Oliver in the second half following a chaotic few minutes.

Joachim Andersen thought he had put Denmark ahead but the goal was controversially ruled out for offside.

Shortly afterwards, Andersen was penalised for a handball at the other end, with Kai Havertz subsequently putting Germany ahead from the penalty spot.  

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