Harry Kane has caused an uproar on Twitter after he claimed a goal many thought to be Christian Eriksen’s.
In Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Stoke City on 7 April, Eriksen hit a ball that eventually found its way into the back of the net. The ball came close to touching Harry Kane’s shoulder, but the video evidence did not make it initially clear as to whether or not it actually did. Kane tweeted after the game that he did touch the ball:
Three days later, the Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Appeals Panel awarded Kane with the goal:
— Premier League Communications (@PLComms) April 11, 2018
Many on Twitter were surprised by the news, thinking that the ball never touched Kane and should have been Eriksen’s goal instead. Chief among them was current Premier League Golden Boot leader and Liverpool player Mo Salah:
Wooooooow really ?
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) April 11, 2018
Other Liverpool players replied to Salah’s tweet and stood behind their club-leading goal-scorer this season:
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) April 11, 2018
— Georginio Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) April 11, 2018
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy was also among those who did not believe Kane:
— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) April 11, 2018
Meanwhile, users across Twitter banded together using the hashtag #HarryClaim to make light of the incident:
— scousetwit (@Scousetwit) April 11, 2018
— Anfield Talk (@Anfield_Talk) April 15, 2018
— Jeffrey (@Masuperlami) April 16, 2018