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Referee Rule Out A Goal After Watching Replay on Official’s Phone

Referee Mohamed Farouk

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.

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