08.07.2021 – 15:13
England in the Euro 2020 final thanks to a penalty in extra time against Denmark, which was crucial to qualifying. That moment, but not only, continues to be discussed. Referee Danny Makkelie is at the center of criticism.
He did not notice the two balls on the field (the moment Sterling entered the Danish penalty area, on the penalty spot) and left many doubts about the penalty he made to the almost non-existent contact of the Manchester City striker with the opposing defender.
Makkelie was blunt and immediately pointed to the penalty spot, confirming the choice after a communication with compatriot Paul van Boekel, in the VAR hall. The Dutch referee in question is no stranger to the controversial episodes.
Those saying it wasn’t a Pen, watch that contact on Sterling’s left leg. That’s a foul… .. a Penalty. pic.twitter.com/joS2WCD0vG
– Seddume 🐄 (@Quarterbackface) July 7, 2021
In March he received a flood of criticism for not conceding a goal by Cristiano Ronaldo to Serbia, a valuable match for the World Cup qualifiers in Qatar. The Juventus striker’s shot had crossed the Serbian goal line, despite Stefan Mitrovic’s desperate attempt to stop him.
The episode happened in the 94th minute and was crucial to the end result. Failure to recognize the goal made CR7 furious and threw the captain’s armband on the ground, before leaving the field.
What drama at the end of Portugal vs Serbia. Ronaldo scores but no goal line technology. pic.twitter.com/wa6ZgFp2qd
– Cityzen Blue 🦋 (@manosbayku) March 27, 2021
In the debut match of Euro 2020, Italy-Turkey, he had signaled an offside position for Berardi, after a corner kick by Insigne. An episode that sparked a lot of discussion. In the same match he had closed his eyes before the visible touch of the ball with his hand in the area by Celik, after Spinazzola crossed.