Video: The referee overturns the penalty decision after the player says he has not been convicted

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Who could forget that Robbie Fowler tried to tell the referee that he was not convicted after a penalty kick to Liverpool against Arsenal?

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That kind of honesty is seen less and less these days as governing bodies have had to put in place rules to book players to dive into the box.

Fowler’s protests were ignored and he moved up to take the penalty, but the same did not happen in Germany when a FC Bocholt player approached the man with the whistle after a penalty decision.

Antonio Munoz-Bonilla went down in phases when his team lost 2-0 and the referee pointed to the spot.

The decision sparked wild protests from SF Baumberg players who surrounded the referee, and while the arguments were going on, Munoz-Bonilla wandered over to the cluster.

He then informed the referee that he had not been insulted, and contrary to what happened in the Arsenal Liverpool showdown, the referee accepted Munoz-Bonilla’s honesty and changed the decision.

Fair Play!

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