At the weekend, we brought you the news that Sky Sports' public vote for the Euro 2016 goal of the tournament had been hijacked by Hungarian fans, as Zoltan Gera's strike for Hungary against Portugal was voted as the goal of the tournament, a massive 100,000 votes of second-placed Xherdan Shaqiri, for his stunning overhead kick against Poland. Hal-Robson Cruyff's goal against Belgium was third.
Here's the goal:
It's obviously a very good goal, but for it to be considered as the best scored in the tournament is nonsense. Robson-Kanu v Belgium, Ferret Head v Wales, Shaqiri v Poland were all better goals in more important games. Hell, it wasn't even the best goal in the game:
Despite all of this, it has today been confirmed that Gera has taken UEFA's official Goal of the Tournament gong as well. Before you decry UEFA's lack of football understanding for ignoring the rest of these clearly superior strikes, we must tell you that this too was a public vote, and has evidently been hijacked by the Hungarians, showing a similar level of talent for rigging public votes as the Irish. The voting took place at UEFA.com, with Gera finishing top with 32% of the vote.
Here is the top five, with Gara's nearest challenger a farce also:
1 Zoltán Gera (Hungary v Portugal) 32%
2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal v Wales) 24%
3 Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland v Poland) 23%
4 Éder (Portugal v France) 16%
5 Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales v Belgium) 5%