Birmingham City could only draw against Middlesbrough last night but they could well have won the game as they scored a second goal in controversial circumstances last night.
The Blues saw their second strike of the match – minutes before full-time – chalked off as controversy reined.
After scoring with Marcus Tavernier down and Middlesbrough staff running onto the pitch to his attention, the goal was ruled out.
Blues fans have suggested that Boro did it on purpose to disrupt play and stop a goal whilst Boro fans argue that there was genuine concern for the welfare of Tavernier with some on the pitch also looking worried.
In the end, the match finished 1-1 and bone-picking since has been varied.
Here’s what Blues fans have had to say about it, and Pep Clotet’s summary of it all, with many of them aggrieved at what they felt was a wrong decision by those officiating:
Absolute joke. Situation needs looking into properly. I know it would if it was the other way round!
— Jo Gibson (@blueJo85) January 22, 2020
Fair play to Pep. @EFL @FA
Boro need investigating here.
Ref says play on to the players we go ahead & score & the Middlesbrough coaching staff & physio run onto the pitch to stop play & our goal. Very inept officiating & Boro did everything they could to stop our goal given
— Chris O'Brien (@ChrisCOB_OB) January 22, 2020
Well said Pep!
— Paul Phillip Lum (@PapaulskiBCFC) January 21, 2020
The sooner dong talks with the FA about the quality of refereeing the better
— Sean (@BrexitTackle) January 21, 2020
Everyone played on it should count
— Shaun (@_shauncurtis) January 21, 2020
What sort of officiating is that?! Shambles
— Adam Hennessey (@9_Hendo) January 21, 2020
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— Ryan (@OutrageousOdin) January 21, 2020
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