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(Video) Hand Of God 2: Nottingham Forest Star Darius Henderson Scores Scandalous Handball Goal

Nottingham Forest claimed a controversial equaliser against Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship when Darius Henderson effectively punched the ball into the back of the net.

After the 32 year-old striker got in front of the defender, he elected against attempting either a diving header or volley, and opted for the more precise use of his arm to direct the ball in.

It brought to mind Diego Maradona’s famous Hand Of God goal against England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, when he somehow outjumped Three Lions goalkeeper Peter Shilton and hit the ball into the back of the bet.

“I think it was handball, for sure,” said Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka afterwards to the BBC.

“You could see from the reaction of my players that they thought it was.

“These are not players who would normally chase the referee to complain and if they thought it was handball, then 100% I believe them.”

Watch Henderson’s effort below and judge for yourself:

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