After using a cellphone to check an event that occurred during a second division match in Egypt on Friday, A referee Mohamed Farouk disallowed a late goal.
Referee Mohamed Farouk was forced to utilize a spectator’s phone because the video assistant referee (VAR) technology was not in use during second-tier games.
Al-Nasr believed they had tied the score late in their game against the hosts Suez, but the hosts argued that a handball had been committed.
The referee chose to disallow the goal after spending a considerable amount of time examining the video on the phone.
Suez went in front and won the game 3-1 after the addition of 15 minutes of stoppage time.
Al-Nasr players and officials complained and threatened legal action against Mohamed Farouk for “violating the regulations” as he departed the field under police protection.