What is it about Spurs that make referees hate us so. We already hold the title for having the-most-over-the-line-shot-ruled-out after Pedro Mendes was denied against Manchester United ten years ago and now we have just had a goal scrubbed out for the most ridiculous offside decision you’ll ever see.
Jan Vertonghen was clearly in his own half when played in to score a long range effort that would have made it 3-1 to Tottenham, only to be ruled offside.
Perhaps the return of Jermain Defoe meant that the linesman just got into the habit of raising his flag. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the decision.
Vertonghen goal disallowed for offside even though he is in his own half!! Worst decision I have ever seen Chris Foy pic.twitter.com/lk2QqFpVmg
— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) January 18, 2015
How Vertonghen was offside yesterday I don't know! I swear if the difference between Spurs getting Europe or not is one goal in going to cry
— Louis Philpott (@louphilpott_8) January 18, 2015
Sian Massey wouldn’t have made that offside call against Vertonghen. Just sayin’.
— Dustin Gerber Martin (@dustingm) January 17, 2015
Can you imagine the fallout if it had been a Chelsea player denied that "offside" Vertonghen goal? #thfc
— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) January 17, 2015
That "offside" Vertonghen goal yesterday is an absolute disgrace. The bar has now been set for how low refereeing can get. Atrocious.
— James Browning (@JamesBrowning96) January 18, 2015
— SmethwickAlbion (@SmethwickAlbion) January 18, 2015