Fans are all saying the same thing as Perisic appeals for handball after Morocco star smacks ball off his own FACE

IVAN PERISIC baffled fans this morning by appealing for a penalty kick… despite a Morocco star kicking the ball off his own face.

The Tottenham ace was in action for Croatia as they looked to kick off their World Cup campaign with a win against their North African opponents.

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Selim Amallah whacked the ball off his own face
Ivan Perisic shamelessly appealed for a penalty

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Ivan Perisic shamelessly appealed for a penalty

They found Morocco a tough nut to crack, however, struggling to break them down in today’s early kick off.

Such was Croatia’s growing desperation, that Perisic got a little carried away.

Morocco star Selim Amallah, who plays his club football in Belgium for Standard Liege, comically whacked a clearance off his own face amid the chaos.

Despite the botched Strike Morocco managed to get the ball to safety, although Perisic didn’t immediately let the incident go.

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While the ball had obviously struck Amallah’s head, the Croatia stalwart somewhat optimistically tried to appeal for a penalty for handball.

The referee was unimpressed with the protests, however, as were fans watching at home.

Referring to the incident, one Instagram user wrote: “What planet is Perisic on!!!!”

A second commented: “It’s the appeal for handball from Perisic that does it for me!”

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Another asked: “Why’s Perisic appealing for handball?”

While a fourth added: “Perisic man, Outrageous appeal for handball.”

Croatia failed to get on the scoresheet, laboring to an underwhelming 0-0 draw at Al Bayt Stadium.

They are back in action on Sunday when they take on Canada.

And they’ll round off their Group F campaign with a potentially mouthwatering match up with Belgium next Thursday.

Perisic and Co were unable to break Morocco down

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Perisic and Co were unable to break Morocco downCredit: Getty

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