There is no way this goal should’ve been allowed but the rules are a bit murky about interference

Soccer referees are lazy. There, I said it. How hard is it to have someone remove a beach ball or balloon from the pitch before it impacts the game? Ok, technically, they’re just following the rules, but we can only blame the rules so many times. Just be a human with free will and sort it out before it actually impacts the game.

Unfortunately for Liverpool and Manchester City, that didn’t happen. Balloons and beach balls have invaded pitches and impacted games in ways that just don’t make sense. The rule book even has a section covering what to do when non-human objects invade, which maybe we should be

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