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20,000 Sign Petition Against Nigeria Vs Bosnia Ref

20,000 Sign Petition Against Nigeria Vs Bosnia  Ref

An online petition has already drawn 20,000 signatures to remove New Zealand referee Peter O’Leary from the World Cup after an image appeared of him ‘celebrating’ with Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.

O’Leary drew widespread criticism after wrongly disallowing an Edin Dzeko strike after 21 minutes in the Bosnia-Herzegovina defeat.

Eight minutes later Peter Odemwingie fired the Super Eagles in front, but Emmanuel Emenike appeared to clip the heels of Emir Spahic in the build-up.

That went unpunished and the appearance of the picture has prompted a Bosnian fan to send a petition to Fifa asking for the removal of O’Leary and the match to be changed to 1-1.

In the aftermath of the game Manchester City striker Dzeko, who also hit the post late on, said O’Leary’s performance was “shameful”.

When asked what happened in the game he said: “The referee happened. We are going home, we are sad because of that, but the referee should go home too, because he changed the result, he changed the game, and that’s why we lost.

“We tried to come back after the goal where there was obviously a foul on our captain and before when I scored a goal it was not offside. Nigeria played good as well, but the referee was shameful for this competition.”

Bosnia-Herzegovina were eliminated from the tournament as they needed at least a draw.
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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 10
  • imagine if it happened the other way round, what will de say?

  • sia boy 4 years ago

    @ shop&mallnigeri.
    I love your comment imagine it happened the other way round. The refree would have been called a racist.
    Shit happens sometimes. Just pray it favours you.

  • sia boy 4 years ago

    @ shop&mallnigeri.
    I love your comment if it happened the other way round. The refree would have been called a racist.
    Shit happens sometimes. Just pray it favours you.

  • Bosnia should go & burry their head in shame & go back home to re-dress their team in case of future game coz if the allow themselves to be put to fire by raising undue allegations against officials, they live to regret it for life.

  • alimamarcus 4 years ago

    Loser always has excuses.

  • Tunde Ibrahim 4 years ago

    Loser always give excuse they never see Spahic when he pulled Musa down in an aerial ball inside Bosnia eighteen yard box with his colleague to be penalty against them and the referee over looked it before this goals scenario came in, a lot went wrong they did not see that .

  • Wole bello 4 years ago

    That is football for u anything can happen it is a game!

  • konte 4 years ago

    Leave story, na today wey naija don dey fall victim, now story has change , they now went online to sign petition. story! story!

  • Hegemony Jeffrey 4 years ago

    Crocodile tear.

  • ajidara 4 years ago

    In futbol is of 2 ways. if refree dont help you,you help yourself.