Liverpool icon Riise mocks Chelsea fan over Champions League controversy
By Danny Wright
John Arne Riise has told a Chelsea supporter to ‘move on’ after he brought up the controversy that shrouded Liverpool’s win against the Blues in 2005.
Luis Garcia had a goal awarded in the 1-0 win at Anfield in the Champions League semi-finals, but Chelsea fans have maintained that the ball never crossed the line.
Liverpool icon Riise went on to see his club lift the trophy after they beat AC Milan in one of the greatest football matches in history.
The ex-Norway international was commenting on his personal Twitter account about the referee’s performance in Real Madrid’s win against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
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A Chelsea supporter made reference to the controversial Liverpool goal and Riise mocked him, saying ‘Move on dude’.
A referee decided who went through in 2005, but you'll never bring that up, will you? https://t.co/8DzMAH9GqT
— Jamesss (@Jamesopher_) April 19, 2017
It was OVER THE LINE ????????Move on dude ⚽️ https://t.co/yNssMeC0GQ
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) April 19, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded two extra-time goals in the Bayern tie despite seeming to be in an offside position both times, while Arturo Vidal was harshly sent off at the end of the second-half.
Riise, 36, made 341 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions during his seven-year spell at Anfield.
He scored 31 goals and supplied 11 assists during his time on Merseyside which also saw him lift the FA Cup, League Cup and two UEFA Super Cups.
Riise had spells at Roma and Fulham before retiring from the game in 2016 after a short stay at Indian club Chennaiyin.
In other Liverpool news, the club are ready to allow this 23-year-old to depart Anfield in the summer.