‘Most stupid penalty in football history’ – Watch hilarious moment player gives away bizarre penalty

INDEPENDIENTE were awarded a bizarre penalty during their clash with Colon yesterday.

The two sides did battle at Estadio Libertadores de America in the Argentine Primera Division.

One of the most stupid penalties in football history

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ESPNColon goalkeeper Ignacio Chicco places the ball down[/caption]

ESPNChicco kicks it to Paolo Goltz, who wants to take it himself[/caption]

ESPNGoltz, 37, places the ball down as Independiente stars wildly protest[/caption]

Colon took the lead through Santiago Pierotti on ten minutes, before Independiente hit back in unusual circumstances.

It all appeared innocuous enough, when the visitors prepared to take a goal kick.

Goalkeeper Ignacio Chicco initially placed the ball on the six yard line, when team-mate Paolo Goltz motioned that he should take it.

Chicco passed the ball a yard to his right, with Goltz picking it up to place the ball himself.

Independiente stars started jumping up and down appealing for a penalty, claiming Chicco had taken the kick therefore Goltz had handballed it.

The referee initially waved away the home side’s fierce protestations, motioning for players to stop surrounding him.

But, incredibly, VAR intervened and eventually opted to give a spot kick.

Martin Cauteruccio converted from 12 yards, levelling the game at 1-1.


ESPNColon stars surround the referee[/caption]

That wasn’t the end of the drama, with Independiente being awarded another penalty ten minutes from the end of normal time.

This time Matias Daniel Gimenez Rojas was on hand to score, giving Independiente a 2-1 lead.

But Goltz, who was booked, and Co weren’t finished there – with Ramon Abila striking a dramatic 101st minute equaliser to see the match finish 2-2.

Fans online were left baffled by the first penalty incident.

One tweeted a facepalm emoji after seeing the call.

While a second wrote: “Still not sure what was the strangest thing I saw in football yesterday: a goalkeeper scoring directly from his goal kick, or this being given as a penalty.”

A third joked: “Seen them given.”

And another labelled it “one of the most stupid penalties in football history”.

The draw sees Independiente sit 19th in the table, while Colon remain winless after eight games and sit 27th, second from bottom, after clinching their fifth draw.

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