BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce was unable to grasp goal-line technology during France's win over Honduras.
Karim Benzema's volley hit the far post and bounced back, hitting goalkeeper Noel Valladares and bouncing close to the line before Valladares was able to scoop it back out.
A couple of seconds of confusion reigned inside the stadium, before the referee awarded a goal.
However, a replay of the decision showed a 'no goal' for when the ball hit the post and 'goal' when it then crossed the line. Both had to be played for absolute clarity, but Pearce must have thought this meant the technology got it wrong and had changed its decision.
Co-commentator Martin Keown tried to explain to Pearce that the ball crossed the line on the second bit, but he was having none of it.
France 3 Honduras 0 player ratings
France 3 Honduras 0 player ratings
1/22 Hugo Lloris 7/10
What little he had to do, he did with ease and class and never looked in the slightest bit of trouble.
2/22 Debuchy 7
Honduras going down to ten man meant he could fly forward and did so well. Helped set up Benzema’s second.
3/22 Evra 7
Did well up and down the wing and was solid at the back.
4/22 Cabaye 8
Looked classy and never rushed and produced a great pass in the lead up to France’s second.
5/22 Varane 6
Was fine at the back and had relatively little to do. Nearly gave away a penalty late on for tackle on Costly
6/22 Sakho 6
Was a touch suspect early on but settled down and managed with everything Honduras could muster.
7/22 Pogba 6
Guilty of getting carried away in clash with Palacios and could have been sent off for Beckham-like kick out. Good touch to win penalty.
8/22 Matuidi 6
Was powerful in the middle of the pitch but really should have scored from Evra’s crossed.
9/22 Banzema 9
Scored two, nearly had three and could have got a hat full more. Looked superb and well be key to France’s WC chances.
10/22 Valbuena 9
Skilful, tricky and a threat all night. Set-pieces were a danger throughout and went close to scoring on more than one occasion, a real highlight for France.
11/22 Griezmann 7
Played well but not has much of a threat as his attacking team-mates.
12/22 Honduras: Valladares 6/10
Despite shipping three goals, including an own goal, the goalkeeper actually played quite well. Several good saves and the save of the tournament so far from Matuidi’s effort.
13/22 Beckeles 4
Helpless to stop France and looked out of place at this level.
14/22 Izaguirre 4
Equally unable to deal with France and should have been red carded for lash out at Valbuena.
15/22 Palacios 3
Awful, awful night for the Stoke man who deservedly received an early bath.
16/22 Bernardez 6
Did better than his teammates in keeping France at bay before picking up a nasty looking knee injury.
17/22 Figueroa 4
Another Honduran who could have been shown a red card after scything down Valbuena, poor.
18/22 Najar 6
Did OK for half an hour but had no chance in stopping France after his team went down to ten.
19/22 Garrido 5
Also guilty of some awful tackling and escaped the referee’s red after horror tackle on Evra, bad night.
20/22 Costly 6
Could have won a penalty late on but referee said no, very little to go on other than that.
21/22 Bengston 4
Very little chance to get into the game in an attacking sense and was replaced at half-time.
22/22 Espinoza 5
Was a threat in the first ten minutes but nothing after that.
He said: "Well look at the boos and the Honduran players. And look at this again. We’ve seen so many spurious goal line technology replays. AND IT SIGNALS NO GOAL! No goal has gone up on the screen. The fans have heard it, the Honduran players have seen it."
Keown adds: "But it's a goal there..." before Pearce continues: "Oh goodness me. They've changed their minds now. Does goal line technology work or doesn't it?"
The reaction on Twitter was as scornful as ever, with one user call him "Baldrick-esque" and another a "tit".
Pearce later continued on the topic: "The whole goal-line technology debate will flare up again because it was not good enough, was it? One moment we are seeing a goal given by the assistant referee, then the next thing we are seeing it’s not over the line in the replay, and then we are seeing it is over the line on the second one."
A few of the best are below...
Can somebody use that foam spray and draw a line 10 yards from Jonathan Pearce's microphone that he then has to stand on.; The Media Blog (@TheMediaTweets) June 15, 2014
Imagine trying to watch Inception with Jonathan Pearce...; Umbro (@umbro) June 15, 2014
1 - Jonathan Pearce hasn't sounded this confused since someone got the better of Sir Killalot on Robot Wars. Technology.; OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) June 15, 2014
The inability of Pearce to grasp this is quite astonishing. Baldrick-esque. The ball wasn't over the line, and then it was. Got that? Jesus.; Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) June 15, 2014
Apologies to Jonathan Pearce for that last tweet. I totally crossed the line. Or did I?; Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) June 15, 2014
Jonathan Pearce, the man paid to tell us what's going on, is the only person in the world that does not know what is going on.; Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 15, 2014
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