French side Rennes are angry over the decision not to allow their defender John Boye’s goal against St. Etienne to stand in their French league match over the weekend.
The Ghana international headed in a cross during Friday’s 2-2 draw with St. Etienne but the referee disallowed the goal which has sparked the anger.
Referee Philippe Kalt refused to let the goal stand claiming the Boye fouled the goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier where he jumped.
But Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti says the decision to disallow the goal is wrong as it could mar their chances of qualifying for Europe.
“For me, this first goal (which was scored by Boye) disallowed by the referee is valid,” said Frederic Antonetti.
“There was a dogfight, but there was no infringement on the goalkeeper and he made a mistake and the referee also made a mistake.
“We can debate, but for me there is no debate on the pictures I’ve seen.”
Boye has become an important player for Rennes as he scores for the club apart from his strong defending abilities.