Fans furious VAR missed Mane’s push in build-Up to Liverpool’s goal

first_img The Senegalese appeared to push Norwich defender Christoph Zimmermann in the back before controlling the ball and smashing home his side’s goal. VAR checked the goal but saw nothing wrong. However, Mane’s push sent social media into overdrive. Second-half substitute Mane scored a brilliant goal to ensure victory for Liverpool on Saturday, but fans weren’t impressed with VAR for not ruling out his 78th minute strike. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In Half7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Fans furious VAR missed a “clear” push by Sadio Mane during the build-up to his match winner against Norwich City. Clear push from mane and once again VAR help LiVARpool fucking tainted league end off— jason a moore (@jasonmo73570078) February 15, 2020 Read Also: Liverpool fans demand one Man City star after UCL ban “Clear push by mane but different rules for Liverpool,” one social media user wrote. A second tweeted: “If that’s any other club that goal is ruled out.” A third added: “VAR mysteriously missed him push the player though. If it’d been Wolves or Sheff utd the goal would of been disallowed.” Another wrote: “Clearly pushes him meaning he misses the header.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

The Latest: Premier League still wants to complete season

first_imgTickets already purchased will be valid in 2021 or can be refunded.___The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.They will get input from a member of the World Health Organization’s coronavirus mass gatherings expert group. April 17, 2020 The Scottish Open was scheduled to be played from July 9-12. Discussions on a rescheduled date are ongoing.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The panel has its first meeting next week and plans to work with advisers from industry, sponsors and the media. Aims include guidance on risk assessment and how sports can “plan a return to normal activities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak or similar future situations.”___Former Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 76.Leeds says Hunter was admitted to the hospital last week and died on Friday.Hunter made 726 appearances for Leeds and also played 28 times for England. He was part of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad and earned the nickname “Bites Yer Legs” because of his tough tackling. The league held a call with all 20 soccer clubs but provided no specifics about its plan to resume. The competition was suspended more than a month ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league only says it discussed “possible scheduling models” and that “it remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.”The league says it will only restart “with the full support of the government” and when “medical guidance allows.”Liverpool holds a 25-point lead at the top of the standings with nine games remaining.___ The Latest: Premier League still wants to complete season The NBA and WNBA say they plan to sell cloth face coverings bearing team and league logos and that all proceeds generated by the league will go to charity.The proceeds will go to Feeding America in the U.S. and Second Harvest in Canada. Both of those organizations work to assist the hungry.Face-covering manufacturers FOCO and Industry Rag will also be amping up charity efforts through sales. They will donate one face covering for every one purchased to the benefiting charities.NBA social responsibility and player programs president Kathy Behrens says the masks will help fans adhere to CDC safety guidelines “while joining in the league’s efforts to aid those who have been directly affected by COVID-19.”___ Hunter also won two league titles and the FA Cup with Leeds.___The BMW International Open in Germany and the Open de France golf tournaments have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Scottish Open has been postponed.The BMW International Open was to be played in Munich from June 25-28 and the Open de France was scheduled to take place a week later.German Chancellor Angela Merkel has banned large public gatherings in the country through August 31 and the French government has done the same until mid-July. The fourth edition of the Laver Cup exhibition event founded by Roger Federer’s management company is being postponed a year because of changes to the tennis calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic.It now will be at TD Garden in Boston from Sept. 24-26, 2021.The original dates were Sept. 25-27 this year.But the French Open moved its start from May to Sept. 20 a month ago. That means the Grand Slam tournament would have overlapped with the Laver Cup. The exhibition tournament has attracted some of the top players in men’s tennis in the past.Federer called the announcement of the Laver Cup date change “unfortunate” and “disappointing” but also “the right thing to do for everyone concerned.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Premier League says it still wants to complete its season.last_img read more

Whicker: Regardless of the reality, the worries about MLB’s health are highly contagious

first_img“There’s a heightened level of concern, understandably so,” Maddon said before the Angels’ game at Oakland Monday.The Phillies’ Bryce Harper was concerned enough to wear a mask during Sunday’s game. He and many colleagues might envy those who refused to cross the line, who balked at starting the season because of high personal risk, or lack of faith.One was David Price, the lefthander who came to the Dodgers with Mookie Betts.“Now we REALLY get to see if MLB is going to put players’ health first,” Price tweeted Monday. “Remember when (commissioner Rob) Manfred said players’ health was PARAMOUNT? Part of the reason I’m at home right now is because players’ health wasn’t being put first. I can see that hasn’t changed.”So how to distinguish alarmism from realism?“Nobody thought that the players wouldn’t get this,” said noted players’ representative Scott Boras. “It’s not going away. But South Korean teams have been in operation for 90 to 120 days without hospitalizations. Most players who test positive are asymptomatic, and we’re getting a lot of false positives, too.“Overall I think the league has had a tremendous response. The virus is very contagious and isolation is necessary. The protocols must be followed, and you will run into hot spots like this. But we are not talking about a high percentage of players. I talk to a lot of immunologists and the strain of this virus has become less severe. I’ll say this: The players are in a lot less danger than they would be in normal life.”All true, but it will become an increasingly difficult sell if this keeps happening. It also might behoove MLB to test the players more than once every two days.Much of it comes from beyond sports, and involves the quality of leadership. The English Premier League tested 2,208 players and staff between July 13 and 19 and wound up with zero positives. In fact, the league has had no more than one positive in any testing period in its past seven, or since June 11-12.The Premier League tested its players twice a week, but then it generally plays only once a week, with minimal travel. Any player who tested positive was forced to isolate for seven days. They’re also playing elite soccer throughout Europe, and the Aussies are playing their own football, and the European PGA Tour resumed play last weekend.Related Articles Whicker: Spring football is the right move for Pac-12, maybe for good It is not supposed to be so dangerous to participate in a major league schedule, and if you’re still convinced that young and healthy people are immune, then you aren’t reading the daily death graph.You also didn’t hear Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman describe his 104.5 degree temperature and wonder, aloud, if he would literally make it through the night, although he is back and functioning.Angels manager Joe Maddon cautioned against “conclusion-jumping.” Most everyone who has dipped his toe three games into this 60-game farce feels the same way. Play ball and restore the American tradition and all that, without false starts.But even if this episode is arrested, and the Marlins, Phillies, Yankees and Orioles find a way to get back on the road to October, the confidence level in baseball is as flimsy as the faux hundred or so fans behind the plate.The season slides closer to the cliff each time there’s a next man down. The count is 0-and-2.Thirteen Miami Marlins have tested positive for the coronavirus, including four on Sunday in Philadelphia.They did not fly home to open their season before the customary crowd of zero. They were  marooned in Philadelphia to make sure nobody else was sick. It seemed likely the Marlins would resume their season with a bus trip to Baltimore.Concerned that the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park had become a hot zone, the Yankees did not play in Philadelphia Monday, but the Marlins could have picked up the bug from Atlanta, where they played an exhibition last Wednesday, and where both varsity catches were felled by the virus. Reportedly the Yankees were bringing their own clubhouse personnel to Philly. Martin Kaymer checks his highlight film, makes another one at PGA Championship Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When the Toronto Blue Jays are basically forced to use Airbnb to find a place to play baseball because Canada doesn’t want to be invaded by Americans, the problem goes a lot deeper than MLB. Canada has lost 241 citizens per million citizens. The U.S. has lost 446.If people want to revisit the ballparks at any point in 2020, or even watch on TV, they need to mask up and flatten this hanging curve the way Mike Trout would.We’re always told that the game reflects America. This time it’s actually true.last_img read more