FRANCE football fans were left raging after being led to believe that Antoine Griezmann had equalised against Tunisia.
The holders, who had already qualified from World Cup Group D, suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to the eliminated African nation this afternoon.French TV viewers were left believing that Antoine Griezmann’s goal had stood[/caption] The station cut to an ad break before VAR intervened to rule the goal out[/caption]
And it looked to have been an inspired change as Griezmann volleyed home in the dying seconds of the eight minutes of injury time.
French television viewers were left believing that Les Bleus had earned a draw as TV station TF1 cut to an ad break due to believing the final whistle had gone.
New Zealand ref Matthew Conger appeared to blow for full-time as Griezmann celebrated, which was the cue to go to break.
However, Conger was then asked by VAR to view a pitch-side monitor for a suspected offside.
It was then deemed that Griezmann was offside and interfering with play, which led to the goal being ruled out.
However, viewers of TF1 were completely unaware of the drama taking place in Qatar at the Education City Stadium.
And they were left stunned as the presenters in the studio had to explain their side had been beaten once the show resumed.
Deschamps was just as furious afterwards as he insisted the referee had blown for full time and was baffled why the equaliser had not been allowed to stand.
Deschamps said: “Maybe I need to look at the rules again. I don’t know all the laws of the game off by heart.
“But why did the referee blow his whistle for the end of the game and then decide to go to VAR?
“Is this even allowed? I am still waiting for someone to tell me whether this is okay or not.”