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Stub your toe, win a penalty - worst decision ever?

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Nothing but turf - Sterling trips over his own foot and wins a penaltyWas it the worst penalty decision ever[/img]

Through on goal with his side 1-0 up in their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk, Sterling pulled back his left foot to shoot, but instead of sweetly hitting leather he jabbed the end of his boot into the turf and collapsed to the floor.Shakhtar's Mykola Matviyenko was barely in the same postcode as Sterling, but referee Viktor Kassai was convinced the defender clipped the England man and pointed to the spot.Neither the linesman nor the official behind the goal had seen anything to save their colleague's blushes.Sterling, who undoubtedly was not diving and just fell over, looked sheepish. Gabriel Jesus looked directly at goal and tucked away the penalty.Former Manchester City midfielder Steve McManaman called it a "comical mistake" on BT Sport. And here's a few other reactions.There were inevitable falling over memes...
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There was the disbelief...
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There was the obligatory joke...
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And while it was all a bit too much for this guy...
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This guy summed up the thoughts of the football community...
[img]http://www.bbc.co.uk/data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP//yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7[/img]
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