A Championship soccer match was delayed after it was claimed the objectives have been two totally different sizes, sparking requires an investigation.
Cardiff City teaching workers urged one of many objectives was two inches increased than the permitted 8ft forward of their away conflict with Wigan Athletic on the DW Stadium.
The recreation kicked off seven minutes late as Cardiff caretaker supervisor, Mark Hudson, tried to lift the problem – however agreed the match ought to go forward after being advised it will take as much as two hours to research.
Cardiff went on to win the match 3-1, with their third aim hitting the underside of the obvious taller crossbar earlier than stepping into.
Hudson stated: “A few the lads thought there was a problem with the scale of the objectives.
“One of the goals was too high by a couple of inches.
“We flagged it right away, after which they needed to recalibrate it due to Hawk-Eye (the operator of the Premier League’s aim line expertise system), I feel.
“We were initially told we’d have to wait a couple of hours for it to sink another couple of inches, but no one wanted that.
“We determined to proceed with it, and it was the identical for either side.
“I did ask if we could attack that end in both halves but they weren’t having that.”
Wigan boss Leam Richardson stated it was one other instance of “the way things are going” for his crew, who’ve but to win at dwelling.
“One of the goals was two inches too high, and their third goal goes in off the bar… so you do the maths,” Richardson stated.
“It just sums up the day for us, doesn’t it.”
According to The Sun newspaper, the objectives are dismantled by Wigan floor workers on the finish of every recreation earlier than being re-erected forward of the following match.
Cardiff gained regardless of aim scorer Callum Robinson being compelled to go away the pitch attributable to an harm forward of half time.
Richardson stated he was “disappointed” with the end result however acknowledged the rival facet have been “more clinical”.
“Fair play to Cardiff, and congratulations to them for the win,” he stated.