Referee Ismail Elfath’s contentious penalty against Portugal has sparked a petition to FIFA.
As many Ghanaians and football fans across the globe, including EPL referee Mike Dean, believe, the penalty should have been called, and Alidu Seidu’s yellow card was controversial.
Referee Ismail Elfath made terrible calls when it counted, demoralizing the Blackstars. Referee Ismail Elfath declined to consult the VAR as players urged him to rethink his judgment.
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FIFA should evaluate Ismail Elfath’s performance. FIFA invests on technology to enhance on-field judgments.
VAR referees should also be suspended for not doing their job.
Dear @FIFAcom, this is a public protest asking you to review and suspend this referee, Ismail Elfath.
He’s an apology of a referee and shouldn’t be doing this at this level. Game changing decisions without remorse. pic.twitter.com/Emj319cyIO
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) November 24, 2022
Even Mike Dean feels Ghana were “cheated”. Says it’s scary that the referee wasn’t asked to go take a second look at the Salisu incident on the VAR screen! It’s unfathomable. pic.twitter.com/L5IIamJwQ7
— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo_) November 24, 2022
Referee Ismail Elfath: You were not fair to @GhanaBlackstars in this #Qatar2022 #FIFAWorldCup game against @selecaoportugal, that they lost 2-3. @Cristiano did not deserve that penalty you gave. Why did you not use #VAR? Why? At least you should have checked! 🤷🏾♂️😐 pic.twitter.com/NkchFj4fEL
— Osasu Obayiuwana (@osasuo) November 24, 2022
The GFA petitions FIFA about the conduct of US referee Ismail Elfath after his key decisions – including a penalty awarded Portugal and failure to check VAR – cost the Black Stars points in their World Cup opener pic.twitter.com/ovnQwoREr3
— Bortey 🇬🇭 (@joelbortey) November 25, 2022
Both the referee and VAR officials were so bias
First refused to check that penalty which was never a penalty
Then again refused to check Leao who was offside pic.twitter.com/BtIc4MI6eW
— Frank Darkwah (@Blaqqkoffi) November 24, 2022
The referee robbed Ghana 🇬🇭 in broad daylight, allowing an offside goal and awarding a penalty for no foul committed. No VAR check. Gh should petition.
The VAR Man of the match Nana Addo Lord Kenya #Portugal #racist Jordan Ayew Asamoah Gyan Robbery Was VAR pic.twitter.com/kNKGWCndlm
— Ezequiel 🇬🇭 (@eapasera) November 24, 2022