Fans React As Feyenoord Goalkeeper Pulls Off High IQ Move to Stop Match in Eredivisie

Fans React As Feyenoord Goalkeeper Pulls Off High IQ Move to Stop Match in Eredivisie

  • Feyenoord goalkeeper utilised a football rule to his team's advantage in a difficult situation
  • He was shown a yellow card, but fans argued it should have been a red as it denied a goalscoring opportunity
  • FC Twente equalised later on as the goalkeeper's preceding intervention was not enough to stop an equaliser

Football rules are there to be followed and there are a lot of them that footballers must learn as a rule of engagement, but what happens when a footballer uses the rule to their advantage in a dubious manner?

The Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and FC Twente had a moment of brilliance from goalkeeper Justin Bijlow which has left many fans applauding his quick thinking and others claiming his punishment should have been severe.

Justin Bijlow, Virgil Misidjan, Feyenoord, FC Twente, Dutch Eredivisie.
Dutch goalkeeper Justin Bijlow clearing the ball off FC Twente striker Virgil Misidjan. Photos by ANP/Rico Brouwer.
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The goalkeeper rushed off his line to clear a ball from an FC Twente striker, but his adventurous move landed him outside the sidelines, risking a potential breakaway. With quick thinking, he did something unthinkable as reported by talkSPORT.

Bijlow used a football rule to his advantage

The goalkeeper thought outside the box as described by Guardian, and may have opened a pathway to cheating the rules for others.

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His sharp skill as regarded by many got on the nerves of striker Virgil Misidjan who hit him with the second ball but escaped punishment. Bijlow did not however escape punishment as he was booked.

The smart move preserved the lead, but it did not end that way as a late equaliser punctured the hearts of the Feyenoord fans.

Fans reaction to Bijlow

The incident was quite funny, and most fans did not look at the detrimental part of it but instead hailed the goalkeeper's sharp thinking.

@emmie_eneje wrote:

Hope the player got a yellow card also for throwing a ball at him ����

@johnnyroc73 wrote:

And what a tremendous piece of shithousery it was. There’s ‘good yellows’ to take for your team and then there’s f*cking tremendous yellows for you to take for your team. Take a bow, Bijlow.

@Tosinonanuga wrote:

This got me laughing so badly, I cracked my ribs

@f0rbe_be11 wrote:

Football IQ through the roof

@XKTypeBeats wrote:

Bijlow is a d*mn genius man. Cruyff is up there watching that with a big grin on his face.

Some argued that the goalkeeper should have seen red as he denied a clear goalscoring opportunity, an offence which attracts a red card in football.

Ref issues circular red card

The football world was not devoid of controversies this weekend. In the midst of trying to absorb Bijlow's smartness, an English referee issued a circular red card, as earlier reported by Sports Brief.

This was in the FA Cup match between Wrexham United and Sheffield United in the fourth-round encounter of football's oldest and biggest cup competition.

It was clarified as an existing technique which is used as a distinguishing factor for colour blind players and easy access for quick decision by the official.