Two weeks ago Sulley Muntari had a goal disallowed in the Milan vs Juve match when TV replays showed Gianluigi Buffon pushing the ball out after it clearly crossed the goal line. Today, the “ghost goal” bug hit Clint Hill of QPR after his header from a Joey Barton corner was saved by Adam Bogdan after the ball was about 2m inside the goal line. The linesman and the referee Martin Atkinson both failed to spot it despite their unobstructed sight lines.
There was further controversy because there should never have been a corner in the first place because it was Djibril Cisse who had the final touch before the ball went out the sidelines.
Lots of paranormal activity in football going on even as social media applications continue to erase the borders between private and public. But clearly the Arab spring has not hit FIFA who look more and more like Syria in their denial. QPR went on to lose the match sliding ever closer to the relegation trapdoor.