Video Pick: German 'scandal goal,' good deed punished

The German press is calling it the Carl Zeiss Skandaltor. Nico Granatowski of third division Meppen noticed an injured Jena player, so he stopped with the ball at his feet and pointed to the fallen Julian Günther-Schmid. While Granatowski expected an injury stoppage, Jena’s Sören Eismann  swooped for the ball and scored the first of his two goals to earn Jena a 2-2 tie. Futile Meppen protests ensued.

4 comments about "Video Pick: German 'scandal goal,' good deed punished".
  1. Rusty Welch, September 19, 2017 at 2:31 a.m.

    It's not just Eisman - Jena should have shown some class and let Meppen score. But I'm sure that's gotta be Eisman's ticket outta the 3rd division, right? With Neymar gone and Dembele out, why not pair him right up with Hungry-Man?
    I am kidding, of course

  2. Nick Daverese, September 19, 2017 at 1:24 p.m.

    Let the official make the call. What did he think the player was dying. It is his own fault for losing the ball.

  3. Kyr-Roger St.-Denis, September 19, 2017 at 1:33 p.m.

    Amen. A lesson he should have learned before he was 10: play to the whistle.

  4. Scott Johnson, September 20, 2017 at 2:47 p.m.

    Poor sportsmanship by the other side; but rules are rules. Perhaps he should have kicked it out of bounds first?

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