West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone suggests Bruno Fernandes’ penalty routine should be banned

Sam Johnstone feels strongly about Bruno Fernandes’ penalty technique and has raised a similar argument to Ian Wright by suggesting it should be banned by football’s lawmakers.

The West Brom goalkeeper is clearly angered with the fact that Fernandes was allowed to retake his penalty, but Johnstone must acknowledge that the only fault on Saturday was the fact he moved off the line before the ball was kicked.

He even did it for the retake but thankfully Fernandes scored, so there was no fuss made about that.

Johnstone took to Twitter with the belief that keepers should be allowed to move within the 6-yard area while facing a spot-kick.

I really don’t think it’s a fair argument because Fernandes’ little hop prior to kicking the ball for a penalty doesn’t make it easier for him to score. It’s to put off the keeper.

The keeper that counter that by moving on his line as many shot-stoppers have done in the past.

On top of that, I’m not sure we should be listening to sides who have given away the advantage of a spot kick. The advantage should be with the side winning that penalty.

Johnstone also replied to a tweet from his former youth team coach at Manchester United, Paul McGuinness, about being back at Old Trafford.

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