Yesterday was the first time I think I have ever wanted a specific team to win due to a horrible referee call. I was AR2 on a U11 state cup knockout game with a center who I know, but he is meh as a ref, he does HS and all that. Team was up 2-1 with about a minute to go. Leading keeper makes a save and comes up to punt it away, and he blows the whistle. He says she held the ball outside the box while punting, despite him being at midfield and the experienced AR1 not raising her flag. Where he placed the ball for the FK, he didn't even put it fully outside the box. The FK leads to a save but the trailing team gets it and scores. Game goes to extra time plus penalties and the leading team ended up winning, so in the end everything worked out The other AR and I were just so pissed. She says the ball left the hand before the punt and the keeper's foot was outside the box when kicked, he says he saw her foot planted outside the box. It wasn't even his call to make, the AR standing on the 18 has that handball call. I wasn't about to get into an argument with him there, but man. It was just a silly U11 game, but I haven't felt that way about a fellow referee's call in a long time. The team's coach who was aggrieved wasn't even upset when he asked before extra time what happened, just "oh she stepped out? Ok". I was way more pissed than he was. It just shows how much even we don't want to screw teams over from a bad call, that some of us do care.