In this post we explain the football expression ‘penalty shout‘ which is used in a game when a team wants a penalty. If you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Language: Penalty shout
Yes, I am going to explain the phrase ‘penalty shout‘ which is used by fans and commentators to describe a moment when players ask (or shout) for a penalty from the referee. If, for example, a player thinks there has been a handball or a foul in the penalty area he or she might turn and ask for a penalty, or claim a penalty and this is often known as a penalty shout. Sometimes you might hear TV pundits say that a team had a good shout for a penalty which means that it was not given or awarded but that it might have been on another day – Burnley had a good shout for a penalty turned down in their Europa League tie against Olympiaos for example. Spurs had a good penalty shout turned down in Monday’s game against Manchester United when the defender pushed Lucas Moura in the box – a clear penalty shout.