Credit: X

Credit: X

During the latter stages of the pulsating 2-2 draw between Arsenal and Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, Bukayo Saka was denied a penalty after a coming together with Manuel Neuer. When  Piers Morgan  called it a blatant penalty on his official X account, Boris Becker, in his reply to him, wrote “Really…?”

With just seconds remaining to the final whistle at the Emirates Stadium in London, Bukayo Saka, the Arsenal winger, went down inside the penalty area after a touch with the leg of the Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer. After the referee Glenn Nyberg didn’t award the penalty to Arsenal, and the VAR didn’t intervene with the decision, Bukayo Saka and his teammates were incensed at the call.

After the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, Piers Morgan, who is an avid supporter of Arsenal, posted the picture of Bukayo Saka and Manuel Neuer coming together on X, captioning it, “That is a penalty. End.” Boris Becker, the former world number one tennis player, took to his official X account to quote the aforementioned post, gave a sarcastic response.

Notably, Arsenal had taken the early lead against Bayern Munich through a quality finish from Bukayo Saka in the 12th minute of the match. Just six minutes later, Serge Gnabry, the former Arsenal player, levelled the score at 1-1 before Harry Kane put the visitors in the lead through a penalty conversion in the 32nd minute.

In the second half, Arsenal kept on pushing for the equaliser, and they got it through Leonardo Trossard in the 76th minute.