the goalkeeper here MUST have seen the ball bouncing way inside the goalline.
it was not just a few inches this way or that
it was in by almost half a yard!
it was so obvious
why could he not admit that he had been beaten?
all he had to do was
pick up the ball and place it behind the line to confirm the goal.
if he had done it,
would he have been a fool?
would anyone ever mocked him for it?
more importantly, if they had eventually lost,
would any of his countrymen ever blamed him for being honest?
now in his mind he must know he was truly beaten
perhaps he admits it to his conscience too.
had the goal been allowed, it could have changed the outcome of the match.
that is the only doubt that will remain for ever
for no one can ever doubt it was a goal
do we really need more technology in sport
if the players themselves can be honest and admit their mistakes or having been beaten?
where is then the morality in sport?
where is fair play?