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Strange scene in Chile: Is this the most ridiculous punishment this year?

Strange scene in Chile: Is this the most ridiculous punishment this year?

A highly controversial penalty kick sparked heated discussions and even an official complaint in the Chilean second division.

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  • A controversial penalty kick was awarded during a Chilean second division match between Provincial Osorno and Deportes Melipilla.
  • After the Melipela goalkeeper gives the opponent a light pat on the back of the head, the referee points to the penalty spot.
  • The match ends 3:3. The next day, Deportes Melipela announced that it would file an official complaint against the referee's decision.

There is no winner in the match between Provincial Osorno and Deportes Melipilla. The match in the second division, the second highest league in Chile, ended with a score of 3-3. Emotions remain high. Because Osorno's team was awarded a highly controversial penalty.

This happened when the score was 2-1 near the end of the first half. Guest goalkeeper Dario Melo holds the ball safely in his hands. As the goalkeeper prepares to kick, opponent Miguel Orellana approaches him and appears to whisper something to him. Milo's reaction: He pats the opposing striker on the head.

The referee actually sees this better caress as a foul and points to the penalty point. The Melipilla players can't believe it, but since there's no VAR, it's the referee's decision – there's a penalty. Diego Belkiewicz says thank you and makes the score 2-2.

official complaint

The day after the match, Deportes Melipela announced via their social media channels that they would be filing an official complaint against the referee's questionable decision to call the ill-fated penalty kick. The incident will be reported to the President of the National Football Association and the Referees Committee.

Despite sharing the points, Deportes Melipilla remains at the top of the second division table. Osorno Region is four points behind in fourth place.