Making Maradona look like a saint
This action comes from the Brazilian second division match between Ceara and Parana. Parana’s Wellington Silva is desperate to get on the end of a speedy cross, so he stuck out his arm and knocked the ball into the net.
To the surprise of everyone in the stadium except referee Charles Hebert, the goal was awarded. Even lineswoman Ticiana Falcão was flagging for the goal to be disallowed, but Hebert overruled her. Ceara were understandably furious and, in good old South American fashion, it wasn’t too long before it all kicked off.
Hebert has been relieved of refereeing duties for the rest of the season.