Boos rang out around the Olympic boxing arena following the heavyweight final on Monday night.
Russian Evegny Tischenko had just been announced as unanimous decision winner over Kazakhstan fighter Vassily Levit.
Few within the arena, including the Russian, could believe that he had won. It was a fight dominated by the Kazakh boxer.
Throughout the fight, on commentary for RTÉ, former Irish Olympian Darren O'Neil reiterated a caveat that despite it looking like Levit was winning, Tischenko has often been on the receiving end of favourable 'funny' decisions. And so it proved.
After taking the first round 2-1 on the judges' scorecards, Levit remarkably lost the second 3-0. The first minute of the third round was the Russian's best period of the fight but thereafter, Levit regained his dominance. Despite what looked like a clear win for Levit, the decision went the way of Tischenko.
RTÉ boxing commentator Hugh Cahill called the decision a 'robbery'.
That's horrendous. That's an horrendous decision. An absolute robbery. It just goes to show you, we'd don't know what fight these judges were watching. We've seen a few horrific decisions over the last few days.
There is now way Evegny Tischenko did enough. He can't believe it. It's almost apologetic.
Darren O'Neill said that the look on the Russian's face said it all.
Others watching the fight were in no doubt about who should have won the gold medal.
Olympic boxings so corrupt! Boxers spend 4 years training for these championships, to get robbed after 9 mins. I've seen 20+ wrong decisions
— Shane McGuigan (@McGuigans_Gym) August 15, 2016
Thought Arthur Biyarslanov was robbed of a decision yesterday...but holy hell that heavyweight one right there is an out and out fix. Joke.
— Joe Callaghan (@JoeCallaghan84) August 15, 2016
The only thing more suspicious that the Russian winning the heavyweight final was his reaction afterwards. #Rio2016
— Nathan Murphy (@nathanmurf) August 15, 2016
Ah now, how did they reach that decision in the Olympic heavyweight final?
— Mark Gallagher (@bailemg) August 15, 2016