Wigan face FA rap with one goal BIGGER than the other
Cardiff’s 3-1 Championship victory at Wigan faces an FA probe after it was played with one goal BIGGER than the other.
Bluebirds caretaker boss Mark Hudson revealed two of his coaching staff spotted one crossbar was TWO INCHES taller than the permitted eight feet.
But Hudson claimed referee James Bell insisted it would take “two hours” to investigate the problem so the match took place with different-sized goals.
To add to the farce, Cardiff’s third goal – scored by Ryan Wintle – went in off the underside of the taller crossbar at the North End of the Latics’ DW Stadium.
Wigan boss Leam Richardson said: “It just summed our day up – if he’d had the free kick at the other end, it would have bounced off the crossbar and not into the goal.”
The EFL confirmed to SunSport that goal-line technology was recalibrated before kick-off, but FA Law 1, regarding the field of play, stipulates goals must by eight foot tall by eight yards wide.