Nottingham Forest defender Steve Cook has explained that he was flabbergasted by one decision during England v Iran at the World Cup.

The Reds enforcer was clearly watching the Three Lions in action and took to Twitter to vent his frustration at something.

With the scores level at 0-0, England felt they should have been awarded a penalty kick for a foul on Harry Maguire.

The Brazilian officials thought otherwise though, with the referee not even sent over to the pitchside monitor.

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Now in normal circumstances, England will feel that they’ve won the game so there is no need to keep mentioning it.

But, since that decision wasn’t given, a couple of decisions have gone in the favour of other countries for similar incidents.

As a result, the Football Association would be wise to contact FIFA and seek guidance as to why the Three Lions weren’t awarded a penalty.

Cook wasn’t happy and the Forest defender did make a very good point after taking to Twitter to speak of his frustration.

He claimed that, although it didn’t matter on this occasion, something so poor could cost England in the future.

Cook has a point and he’s seen first-hand this season just how inconsistent the VAR process can be.

Forest have been on the wrong end of some shocking decisions and they will hope to have better joy with VAR after the World Cup.

Cook flabbergasted by one decision during England v Iran

The experienced Forest man actually made two tweets during the game against Iran.

First, he was incensed that England didn’t get a penalty but Iran were awarded one late in the day for a seemingly inferior foul.

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Then, he took to social media to suggest that he hopes England aren’t on the wrong end of one later in the tournament.

It does provide food for thought. Some of the ones given at the tournament so far have been nowhere as bad as the one on Maguire and that’s frustrating.

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