Twitter reacted in disgust as Norwich's Cameron Jerome had an early contender for Goal of the Season chalked off versus Crystal Palace.
At 2-1, Cameron Jerome's overhead kick, which would have drawn Norwich level, was disallowed for high boot, despite looking like a perfectly good goal.
The hosts looked to have completed an improbable comeback after Wilfried Zaha and Damien Delaney had put the Eagles in front until Nathan Redmond reduced the deficit to just a single goal.
However, match-day referee Simon Hooper adjudged the Norwich frontman's finish constituted dangerous play for a high boot and he proceed by chalking off the Englishman's strike.
Palace then went on to score a third through summer signing Yohan Cabaye as the Frenchman placed a 10-yard-finish past John Ruddy, creating a scoreline that undoubtedly flattered the visitors.
Understandably, a Twitter uproar ensued as Hooper prevented what many described as an early contender for goal of the season.
How in the hell did that goal from Cameron Jerome get disallowed?!— Josh Barton (@bartonj2410) August 9, 2015
The decision to disallow Cameron Jerome's goal yesterday was ridiculous. In effect, it would mean the end of overhead kicks.— Alan Caldwell (@bigal1974) August 9, 2015
Cameron Jerome's disallowed overhead kick is the worst decision I've ever seen.— Ryan Eaton (@ryaneaton93) August 9, 2015
Only just seen Cameron Jerome's disallowed goal! Refs had a shocker— Ricky-Lee Stevens (@RickyLeeStevens) August 9, 2015
HOW DARE YOU DISALLOW THAT CAMERON JEROME GOAL, DISGUSTING— CBC (@jonflanagod) August 9, 2015
Watching motd back, feel sorry for Cameron Jerome, that finish was superb— Matt Allen (@mallen97_LFC) August 9, 2015