Top 10 Most Infamous Referees All Time

#1. Ali Bin Nasser


In one of the most iconic matches in football history, Argentina beat England in the World Cup quarter final of their 1986 winning campaign. The match took place just four years after the Falklands War which only furthered the rivalry between the two countries. Within the space of 5 second half minutes, Diego Maradona scored one of the most famous and one of the most infamous goals to put his side 2-0 up. His 60 yard dribble and finish ‘goal of the century’ doubled the advantage earned by the ‘Hand of God’ goal. The ball was flicked skyward and Maradona challenged the taller Peter Shilton in the air, leading with his hand which he used to punch the ball into the goal. Referee Ali Bin Nasser allowed the goal, breaking English hearts in the process.


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