FIFA announced their shortlist for the annual Puskas Award for Goal Of The Season yesterday and there was some notable absentees, including Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere.
Wilshere’s goal against Norwich last season capped-off a fantastic team move that included flicks, quick and fluid football with a sweet finish. The goal won Premier League goal of the season but FIFA decided to omit the England midfielder’s effort from their final shortlist, which raised some eyebrows on social media.
Arsenal fans on Twitter were furious with the decision, though were mainly unsurprised given the anti-England agenda FIFA is believed to have.
How is Wilshere’s goal not in contention for the Puskas? Shocking.
— BFG. (@MertesPerSecond) November 13, 2014
Kasami’s goal is brilliant, but didn’t even win goal of the month. Wilshere’s goal won goal of the season and wasn’t nominated #Puskas
— Mr Frodo (@RubenD_Morales) November 13, 2014
Hahahahah if Wilshere’s goal vs Norwich isn’t nominated for the Puskas, then wtf do you have to do to enter it? Is it strictly no Arsenal?
— Naż (@NabardWaissi) November 12, 2014
pmsl, Wilshere’s goal not nominated for Puskas award. What a fraud, best teamgoal in football history
— Flemish Gooners (@FlemishGooners) November 13, 2014
How can Kasami be nominated for the Puskas award when it didn’t even win the prems goal of the season, Wilshere has been robbed #ClassicFIFA
— Ben Rennie (@therealRennie7) November 13, 2014
Wilshere’s goal should’ve been in 2014 Puskás Award. Team goals often go unnoticed, but that one was sublime, too good to go unnoticed.
— A D D Y (@BIackGooner) November 12, 2014
Wilshere’s goal is not up for the Puskas award yet Van Persie’s header is. K den.
— George© (@Arseclan) November 12, 2014
WAIT WAIT HOLD UP I NEED SOMEONE TO EXPLAIN WHY WILSHERE’S GOAL VS NORWICH IS NOT NOMINATED FOR PUSKAS GOAL OF THE YEAR AWARD!?
— Halo (@db10Halo) November 13, 2014
Call me a biased and bitter Arsenal fan but does Wilshere’s goal vs Norwich not count as Puskas worthy?
— Alexis FC (@_AK93) November 12, 2014
Wilshere’s goal isn’t up for the puskas award hahahahaha have a laugh FIFA.
— James (@ArtisticArsenal) November 12, 2014