TV VIEWERS were baffled by a graphic of Kieran Trippier penalties amid his “sh*thouse” antics in Newcastle’s last-gasp win at Nottingham Forest.
One fan joked ref “Lee Mason must’ve drawn it” as a Sky Sports image showed two amazing Trippier spot-kicks.Viewers wanted to see these two virtual Trippier penalties in real life[/caption]
Viewers hailed the England right-back for pretending he was going to take the stoppage-time penalty that Alexander Isak eventually fired home.
Trippier’s tactic took the pressure off Isak and onto himself as Forest players tried to unsettle him.
And although he confused the opposition on the pitch, it was Sky who left observers puzzled with their incredible graphic.
It labelled a spot on the bottom left of the post as a “missed” Trippier penalty and another mark on the far angle of bar and upright as “scored”.
Noting the fine margins, one fan posted: “Would absolutely love to see that scored penalty.”
Another wrote: “Broke the angle. Ref too scared to disallow it.”
And a third blamed Mason – even though Paul Tierney was the ref in Friday’s comeback victory at Forest.
In fact, 32-year-old Tripper has missed both his penalties at club level – for Tottenham and Atletico Madrid.
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But he did net confidently in England’s only ever triumph in a World Cup shootout.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties to reach the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals.
It follows supporters praising Tripper for his behaviour before Isak’s match-winning second goal.
One said: “World class s***housery by Trippier pretending to take penalty so he got all the mind games then gave ball to Alex. Absolute genius never seen that before!!!”