'It was Human Error'
Following a long spell of silence, the men in black have conceded that the 'John Eustace own-goal' was not a goal and indeed 'human error'.
To clarify to supporters, the goal, given after 13 minutes by linesman Nigel Bannister, was actually a shot by Noel Hunt of Reading that deflected several yards wide for a corner off John Eustace.
After consultation with 8 year-old referee Stuart Attwell, who was promised all the candy he wanted to give the goal, the goal was given.
For those you uninformed, Attwell is the youngest, most incompetent referee ever to have done the job, ever, in the history of the Milky Way. He was moved to the elite list at the beginning of this season.
Already tucked up in bed, he didn't come out to meet the press, but Paul Lejer of the assistant referees are totally blind wastes of space board said the following:
'The referee has no way of knowing for definite; he was relying on his assistant to make the decision.
'It was the assistant referee who gave the goal and from his position and angle it had appeared to cross the line for a goal. He has made a human error.'
Expect to see this one replayed and replayed and replayed.
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