In addition to anger outbursts, it also led to creative home-made imitations of the controversial situation on Twitter.
With mandarin oranges, gymnastic balls and rolls of toilet paper and A4s as a line, the game situation was re-enacted at home. And so everyone fabricated their own ‘proof’. With the photos below, Twitterers claim that it makes a lot of difference from which angle you look at the situation. Others, however, believe that the shadow of the ball proves otherwise.
“Based on the images that are available, it cannot be seen that the ball has completely crossed the sideline,” emphasized Dick van Egmond, head of referee affairs at the KNVB after the game. It will come as no surprise that not every football fan agrees with this. PSV coach Roger Schmidt was also convinced that the ball had crossed the sideline. After the VAR did not intervene, Schmidt let his emotions run free. “Give the bowl to them today,” he shouted to referee Danny Makkelie and his assistants.