How AC Milan's 'Magic' Mike Maignan became the world's best goalkeeper
After Emiliano Martinez's antics at Qatar 2022, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that goalkeepers will no longer be permitted to delay the taking of a penalty - or distract their opponent by touching the crossbar or the posts before the shot.
Mike Maignan was less than impressed by the rule change, feeling that the shot-stopper's job has now been made even more difficult.
"New IFAB penalty rules 2026: Goalkeepers must have their backs to the shot," the AC Milan No.1 sarcastically wrote on Twitter.
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Maignan's frustration is understandable, of course. The thing is, though, when it comes to the Frenchman, one would still expect him to save the spot-kick in such a ludicrous scenario.
He has, after all, made a succession of logic-defying stops in recent weeks, prompting many pundits to proclaim him the world's best goalkeeper.