Peanut Gallery: Besart Berisha vs the Internet

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Controversy! Outrage! Blasphemy! The collective football-loving internet cried foul on Sunday night as Melbourne Victory’s Besart Berisha dived to win a penalty during his side’s clash with Perth Glory.

As with anything controversial in a football match, the internet erupted, and it’s safe to say that very few punches were pulled.

Here are the best reactions from the general social media population, however these are the clean(ish) posts, because we all know you love to read work at work.

The official Glory page was straight to the point. Of course there is history here; Berisha won a controversial 97th minute penalty for Brisbane in the 2012 big dance to seal a win over Perth.

Meanwhile, the general outlook was that talent is no excuse for a cheat, and the consensus ruled that Berisha is exactly that.

In a surprising move, the official Hyundai A-League Twitter account posted a video of the incident, asking punters to state their opinion on the call, and also on what, if any consequences there should be.

One Reddit user struggled to make up his mind on the issue, but also had an interesting theory about karma and penalties.

From then on, the conversation delved down into cursing, swearing and general keyboard anger, so for your work colleague’s prying eyes they have not been included.

Some believe the onus is now on the FFA to make a decision, but one wonders whether anything will come from this weekend.

Anyhow, that’s enough for this year. Hopefully 2016 has far less controversy and a whole lot more friendship, hugs and kisses.

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David Jordan
David Jordan
Former Media Manager of Canberra United and Central Coast Mariners. Get in touch at @DavidJordan33.

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