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    You are playing in the World Cup final and with the last kick of the game you hit a shot that the referee deems it over the line when it clearly wasn't. Since you were right over the incident, would any of you tell the referee to not give the goal? (Also I will add that in this case the referee was allowed to alter his decision & you not owning up wasn't evening up anything that happened previously) I could honestly say I wouldn't as I would feel much better if I had won/lost fairly as it's just my nature :cool:
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    Dunno, for me it will probably depend on how many crappy decisions the ref made during the game.
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    I would be too busy cracking out the champagne.
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    No. The referee has given the goal and so cannot reverse the decision.
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    No, some decisions you win unfairly, some decisions you lose unfairly. It's part of the game until some genius decides to replace rubbishy refs with video cameras.
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    punch pele in the face
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    I'm sorry but thats a goal for me.
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    Would just leave it. Heck, you wont get the stick, the ref will, as selfish as it is, its a win-win.
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    (Original post by IWantSomeMushu)
    No. The referee has given the goal and so cannot reverse the decision.
    I'm sure he can if the assistant says something, or in OP's case, if the player confesses it wasn't a goal :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Tommyjw)
    Would just leave it. Heck, you wont get the stick, the ref will, as selfish as it is, its a win-win.
    unless if it was suarez?
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    (Original post by lol_this)
    unless if it was suarez?
    Are we to pretend that made any sense whatsoever?
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    If I could stop time and give myself a moment to think about it, maybe, just maybe I would decide to tell the referee about it. But in the heat of the moment with emotions running high? No chance, because at that split second time frame, I doubt I'd be getting into any deep thoughts about the rights and wrongs, all I'd be thinking of is winning.
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    (Original post by IWantSomeMushu)
    No. The referee has given the goal and so cannot reverse the decision.
    I think he probably can.
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    There have been incidents (think there was one with either Henry or Pires a few years back) where an attacker has gone down in the area and said to the ref that it wasn't a penalty - once the decision is made it cannot be reversed by a player.
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    (Original post by marcusmerehay)
    There have been incidents (think there was one with either Henry or Pires a few years back) where an attacker has gone down in the area and said to the ref that it wasn't a penalty - once the decision is made it cannot be reversed by a player.
    The referee may only change a decision on realising that it is incorrect or, at his discretion, after advice from
    his assistant referee, providing [and this is an important part] he has not restarted play'.

    Quoted from the FA website.
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    (Original post by walterwhite123)
    The referee may only change a decision on realising that it is incorrect or, at his discretion, after advice from
    his assistant referee, providing [and this is an important part] he has not restarted play'.

    Quoted from the FA website.
    Exactly, my point was that a player cannot reverse a decision, regardless of his bias towards an opposite decision.
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    Well there was an incident not very long ago in the German league where a goal was awarded but the striker told the referee he hand-balled it and so the referee disallowed the goal...
    (the FA don't run the bundesliga but still)
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    (Original post by marcusmerehay)
    There have been incidents (think there was one with either Henry or Pires a few years back) where an attacker has gone down in the area and said to the ref that it wasn't a penalty - once the decision is made it cannot be reversed by a player.
    If it was Henry it's a shame he didn't do the same things again and speak up against Ireland in the World Cup Qualifier....

    But surely if the ref has discretion a player can then change his mind? It's unlikely but to say that a referee can't reverse a decision if informed by a player it is the incorrect decision is wrong? The player can say "oi ref, it never went it guv" and the ref (aware that the player is unlikely to be lying as it will cost his time and turn him into a pariah in his home nation) shows his initiative and goes, "oh, really, terribly sorry, no goal then".
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    This is stupid. Of course you would keep quiet. Save being the bigger man for a decision that doesn't matter as much. Then the do gooders of society will give you credibility at a much lower cost than a world cup.
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    Haven't there been situations where the team that scored the 'goal' have then scored an own goal to even it up? Admittedly I doubt that this would happen in a World Cup final but it's still something.

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