Aston Villa’s John McGinn scored an outrageous volley against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship last season.
But it hasn’t been revealed as one of the ten strikes on the shortlist for this year’s Puskas Award, handed to the individual with the best goal, leaving some fans at Villa Park rather miffed.
The 24-year-old opened his claret and blue account in style last September when the Villans hosted the Owls early in their playoff winning campaign.
Wednesday went a goal up thanks to Marco Matias with McGinn equalising with a stunning first-time wonder strike from outside the penalty area after a clearance fell to him – the ball had more curve on it than a corner at Silverstone.
Despite the jaw-dropping nature of the goal, it failed to make FIFA’s final ten shortlist.
One supporter claimed the organisation were ‘corrupt’ whilst another added that it was better than Andros Townsend’s effort of a similar nature.
A further Villa fan called it an ‘absolute disgrace’ but one said he was annoyed but not surprised.
You can read more of the reaction below:
Better than Townsend's one and as for the women's goals, what a joke
— James (@jamess_c9) August 20, 2019
Never focus on us
— Josh Phillips (@Villaboy03) August 20, 2019
If messi or Ronaldo had of scored this, they wouldn’t have even done a vote. They would have just handed him the trophy.
— happystuey (@happystuey) August 20, 2019
Fifa is corrupt who knew ?♂️
— Christian (@christian_avfc) August 20, 2019
No McGinn on the Puskas Award shortlist. Annoyed, but no surprised.
— Nick Dickson (@Nxckson) August 20, 2019
Absolute disgrace that John McGinn’s goal wasn’t nominated for the Puskás Shortlist when you look at some of the other goals…#avfc
— Jack Nason (@nasonwrite) August 20, 2019
Pfft this is a stupid list!! No John mcginn or better still Grealish vs Rotherham
— Li Phan (@LiPhan17) August 21, 2019
I am amazed that John McGinn does not feature.
Something stinks here!
— KevinAVFC (@Kevinhavfc) August 20, 2019