Video: Spoilsport referee blows for full-time as 65-yard strike flies into net

Posted by - August 6, 2010 - Football videos, Oddballs, South America

Officious official ruins goal

If David Beckham’s most famous goal had been scored in Brazil and in the final minute of the match then history might look at the career of Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan in a completely different light. That’s because the Brazilian ref may well have blown for full-time as his long-range effort was dipping into the net.

Referee Roney Prado Bustamante called an end to proceedings in the match between Palmeiras and Atletico Sorocaba B just as Atletico midfielder Leandro was in the process of scoring the goal of his career. His side were already winning 1-2, so the result would not have been affected.

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