Referee Michael Oliver Under Fire for Disallowing Germany’s Goal in Euro 2024 Clash

At Euro 2024, controversy brewed yet again as referee Michael Oliver faced backlash for disallowing Nico Schlotterbeck’s crucial goal for Germany against Denmark.

Schlotterbeck’s header initially appeared to give Germany the lead in their intense last-16 clash, only to be nullified due to a foul called on Joshua Kimmich.

Fans swiftly voiced their discontent with Oliver’s decision, echoing frustrations seen earlier in the tournament with English officials.

Mark Goldbridge criticized, “I can’t see how that’s been disallowed tbf… English ref again.”

UTD Trey added, “Of course an English ref rules out a goal like that, Germany have been robbed that’s crazy soft.”

Backlash Against English Officials

The scrutiny extended beyond just the decision, with Saeed TV lamenting, “Never a foul.

English refs!!!” Another frustrated fan exclaimed, “English refs shouldn’t be anywhere near international tournaments!” The sentiment was clear: dissatisfaction with perceived bias or incompetence.

Divided Opinions and Support for Oliver

Despite the outcry, some defended Oliver’s call.

One supporter reasoned, “Good decision if I’m honest, Kimmich spots the Danish player and steps into him… you can’t do that.”

Arguments continued with supporters highlighting Kimmich’s actions and the referee’s interpretation of the play.

Continued Drama and Decision Controversies

The drama escalated further in the second half when Joachim Andersen’s goal for Denmark was also controversially disallowed for offside.

Moments later, a penalty awarded to Germany after a handball by Andersen allowed Kai Havertz to put Germany ahead, intensifying the match’s drama and controversy.

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