The beauty of sports is that it allows an opportunity for healthy competition, which is a part of the very fiber that makes up human beings. The thrill of watching multiple entities compete with their heart, soul and skill for a prize is something that billions of people enjoy, and this will be the case for as long as civilization exists. But sometimes, just sometimes, there’s another party that involves themselves in this process: the referees (or umpires, field judges etc.).
Along with the players and coaches themselves, the people who officiate sporting events can have a significant impact on the game. And being that they are human, they are not always perfect. In fact, in many contests, and even some of the most significant, the victor has been determined by an incorrect judgment made by an official. Bad calls are and always will be a part of sports history, but that does nothing to console the fan bases of teams who have missed out on big victories due to an official making a mistake. In fact, nearly every single sports fan in the world could cite multiple occasions when they felt their team was slighted by a bad call. It’s just the way it goes.
Here are 10 of the biggest missed calls in sports history. Do you agree or disagree with the list?