Not for the first time this season, ex-Leeds and current Brann hardman Erik Bakke was left seething after what he felt was another injustice suffered by his team.
The action occurred during Saturday’s Norwegian cup match between Odd Grenland and Brann Bergen which the hosts won at a canter, 5-1.
After Brann went 1-down after 15 minutes, it was the second goal of the game which left tempers boiling after a terrible injury to away keeper Hakon Opdal gifted the hosts a 2-goal cushion in the match.
There appeared little trouble on as Opdal received a gentle backpass from his centre-half, with Grenland forward Peter Kovacs (pictured) in close, but not too close, proximity. However circumstances soured quickly when Opdal tried to clear his lines, the keeper appearing to horribly twist his left knee which left the custodian crumpled in a heap on the floor.
With no defenders in sight and with the goal gaping, Kovacs quickly stole in to pick up possession and rolled the ball into the empty. The visitors attempted to harangue the officials into chalking off the goal for bad sportsmanship, but with the rules of the game still intact, the goal was correctly upheld.
Proving that bad sports win, Peter Kovacs’ controversial goal for Odd Grenland against Brann can be seen here.