Peter Crouch trolls Newcastle’s controversial penalty against Spurs with funny tweet

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Former Tottenham striker, Peter Crouch has become the latest ex-player to convey his discontent at the new handball laws after Newcastle were awarded a controversial penalty against Spurs on Sunday.

After reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor, referee Peter Bankes reversed his initial call and ruled that Eric Dier had handled the ball, despite the defender having his back turned to Andy Carroll and being in close proximity to the Newcastle striker.

The decision has led to outrage across English football with some pundits urging the authorities to stop destroying the game.

Several former Spurs players have also reacted to the incident, with Micky Hazard labelling the decision “disgraceful”, and Ramon Vega calling for VAR to be scrapped.

Meanwhile, Graham Roberts has insisted that former defenders like him and Steve Perryman are glad they are not playing anymore, given the ridiculous rules.

Crouch has arguably made the best point on the matter by admitting that he would have had a nightmare with the new handball laws given the size of his arms.

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