[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A 40-yard free kick in the 77th minute by Leigh Griffiths of Hibernian crashes off the crossbar and clearly lands at least a yard past the line, but it was ruled not to have gone in during a scoreless Edinburgh derby against visiting Hearts on Sunday.
The Scottish Premier League has given us some wonderful highlights this season, but today’s clip isn’t among them.
Clearly showing that not only should Hibernian have taken a late lead, there wasn’t enough traffic around the keeper, or on the line, to even make this call difficult.
Hibs coach Pat Fenlon wasn’t far wrong stating afterward. “It nearly touched the back of the net.”
Supposedly the referee, who’s right next to the kick taker, told Fenlon he hadn’t seen it clearly so he couldn’t give the goal, and it was the linesman who decided to call for the corner.
Now that’s what you call passing the pound ...