Cosas locas: Nani goal against Heurelho Gomes

On 30 October 2010 Brazilian Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Huerelho Gomes conceeded one of the most bizarre and controversial goals of the season to Manchester United's Portuguese winger Nani.

The most bizarre thing about it was not that the referee decided not to book Nani for his blatant dive and/or for his deliberate handball, nor that he decided not to give a free kick to the defending team for either incident. It was the way that he clearly sent all the Tottenham players away so that he could then consult the linesman and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand about whether he should award the goal. The decision to award the goal was controversial enough but to allow a Manchester United player to get involved in the decision making process was a classic example of the Manchester United refereeing bias that is well known to all fans of English football.

For more crazy South American football check out the rest of the Cosas locas series.

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