Esperance of Tunisia retained their African Champions League crown amid bizarre scenes on Friday when Wydad Casablanca refused to play on after having a goal disallowed and then walked off the pitch when the decision was not referred to the Video Assistant Referee.
With Esperance leading 2-1 on aggregate, Wydad thought they had equalised in the 59th minute when Ismail El Haddad had the ball in the back of the net.
However, referee Bakary Gassama disallowed the goal due to an infringement in the build-up and opted not to consult the VAR to check the decision.
That led to the Moroccan club’s reserves and coaching staff coming onto the pitch to remonstrate with the referee.
After a stoppage of one hour and 25 minutes, the game was called off and Esperance declared victors.
Esperance won the CAF Champions League in what will go down as the most disgraceful final in the history of the competition.