Referee smiles when asked about Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal

The Uruguayan referee blamed for the “goal that never was” in the World Cup clash between England and Germany smiled but offered no comment today when a plucky Fifa volunteer asked if he knew Frank Lampard’s shot crossed the line.

Disallowed Goal

The match officials passed through the airport in Bloemfontein today where a young Fifa volunteer, who normally welcomes fans to the airport, asked if he knew the goal should have been allowed.

Charlotte Molakeng, 22, from Kroonstad, said: “I just asked if he knew there was a goal.

“But I got no comment, just a smile.”

She said the referee appeared worried about his decision, adding: “I just had to see if he knew.

Ms Molakeng continued: “I was stressed. I really wanted to ask him that question. I was just curious. But I thought I’m not going to get a reply.

“I saw his teeth – it was a wide smile. He was not expecting that kind of question. He was surprised by it.

“I just wish he had answered.”

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