An emergency meeting of the FA at Lancaster Gate today, has decided that the FA Cup fourth round replay between Everton and Liverpool, should be taken to an extraordinary penalty shoot-out after severe doubt was cast on Everton's 'goal'.
Viewers watching the game on television were told by ITV commentator Steve Rider that, during an advert break, Everton teenager Dan Gosling had scored to make the score 1-0.
The match, already in extra-time, had been heading for a penalty shoot-out, but Gosling's 'goal' put the Toffees through to the next round.
Or so they thought.
After the final whistle had gone, the television station received millions of telephone calls from disgruntled viewers who complained bitterly that, as they hadn't seen the goal, they wouldn't accept that one had been scored.
The tie, they said, should now be decided on penalties, and the FA, wanting to appear fair-minded, have told the clubs they must meet at Goodison Park once more next Wednesday for spot kicks.
Many of the fans at the stadium also said that they had not seen a goal scored. Liverpool supporter 'Sizzler' said:
"I didn't see nuttin'. Mind you, I 'ad me 'ead in me 'ands."
Another, Tosh McGurty, told us:
"I never sor a goal. Mind you, I wuz watchen the advertisen boards."