Peter Crouch rejects the decision to rule out Willian Jose’s header against Fulham after the attacker was punished for an ARMPIT offside … because he calls the rules ‘absolutely ridiculous’ and admits, ‘I would be furious!’
- Peter Crouch was furious about the decision not to allow Willian Jose’s goal against Fulham
- Wolves’ Willian Jose was penalized because Daniel Podence was fractionally offside
- Crouch insisted that he would be “absolutely furious” if he were the striker
Peter Crouch has made the decision not to allow Willian Jose’s header for Wolves in their victory away to Fulham on Friday night.
As the game went scoreless, Jose found it net in the first half, but the goal was disallowed, with teammate Daniel Podence deemed to have been in an offside position.
Podence’s arm was considered somewhat offside, with referee Jonathan Moss not abandoning the goal after VAR was consulted.
Peter Crouch criticized the decision to rule out Willian Jose’s goal for Fulham against Wolves
Crouch described the rules as ‘ridiculous’ and added that he would be furious if it had happened to him
Wolves’ Willian Jose saw his attempt out because his teammate Daniel Podence was offside
While Wolves still managed to triumph with a 1-0 win, which was achieved thanks to a late attack from Adama Traore, the unauthorized goal was the main talking point after the game.
Crouch insisted he would be “absolutely furious” if he were Willian Jose.
Speaking about BT Sport, Crouch said: ‘When I’m Willian Jose I’m absolutely furious. He has not scored 11 games. He got over his husband and sent in a header. What is it? It’s not even a cover. It was a nice move.
‘Great header and out of the question. I would be so angry. If you haven’t scored in a while and started at a new club, it will be ruled out. It’s like a card to get out of prison. Nobody had any idea it was offside.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo spoke to officials about the post-game incident
‘Nobody claims it or wanted it. By law that’s what the referees are supposed to do, but being Willian Jose doesn’t make you any less upset.
‘This decision makes me angry. I don’t know what happened to the benefit of having the doubt on the attacker. That’s just absolutely ridiculous. Not a single mistake by officials, that is the letter of the law, but the letter of the law must change.
‘There must be clear daylight or something. We can’t sit here talking about sleeves and arms. Willian Jose has failed to score in 11, is desperate to get off the goal and it has been lifted to something less than an inch. ‘
The incident is the latest in a series of controversial decisions arising from the use of VAR.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was disappointed with the decision and spoke to the referees after the game.
Nuno’s team is in 12th place in the Premier League after their victory.