The sports community in Turkey and beyond have faulted referee.Alper Ulusoy and Video Assistant Referee (VAR), for disallowing a sensational bicycle kick goal by Nigerian striker, Olanrewaju Kayode, during a Turkish Super Lig game between Galatasaray and Gaziantep FC.
The match ended 3-3 at the Galatasaray home stadium but would have finished 4-3 in Gaziantep’s favour if Kayode’s goal was not wrongly disallowed by the referee,.
Kayode, a former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles star, netted a stunning overhead kick, during the game played at the weekend.
The match was tipped as one of the star fixtures of the match-day, given the history and position of Galatasaray, which parades Super Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru.
kayode and his Gaziantep teammates had their celebration cut after his impressive strike when the centre referee ruled the goal would not count because of an infraction in the build-up to Kayode’s unprecedented bicycle kick.
The whistle man action did not however go down well down well by majority of fans in the sports community in Turkey, with many taking to the social media to vent their their frustration and displeasure.
But for the cancellation of the goal some say, it would have been a top contender for goal of the season in the Turkish league.
Video clip of the said bicycle kick generated over four thousand views on instagram just few minutes after it was uploaded.
Kayode, who is loan to Gazişehir Gaziantep from Ukrainian giants, Shakhtar Donetsk, has netted nine goals and made six assists in 12 appearances this season.
His super form this season has attracted interest from top European clubs with some already asking parent club Donetsk for his current transfer worth.