But there's nothing in the rules that even mentions someone turning their back. All it says is precisely what I've quoted above: But people are still saying in this thread that he had his hand in an unnatural position, therefore it was a handball, when the law states the complete opposite. Equally, it doesn't say anything about having your back to goal. What it does say is that handballs have to be deliberate, and then outlines the criteria for determining whether or not a handball is deliberate. None of which the defender was guilty of. It's only this recent amendment, which isn't even written in the laws of the game, that would make that even remotely a handball. I say that initiative is ridiculous because it now leaves players open to committing handball offences that are in no way consistent with the spirit of the law. There is no way last night that Kimpembe deliberately handled the ball, as defined by the laws of the game, so therefore by awarding a penalty it just goes completely against the spirit of the law. The spirit of the law is intended to ensure that handballs are given when defenders deliberately handle the ball, or fail to get their hands and arms out of the way of a moving ball within a reasonable reaction time, and to ensure that handball is not given when this does not apply, when the ball instead strikes someone on the arm. That is exactly what happened last night, someone whacked the ball at Kimpembe from a few yards away, he had no reaction time, but if you break down his movements he was retracting his arm. There is no question of it being a deliberate handball, or of him having the slightest chance of getting out of the way, which is the spirit and intention of the law as written. Yet he's conceded a penalty. And I can guarantee that in the future there will be similar incidents in which a penalty is not given because the VAR review will deem that the defender doesn't have an 'unnatural silhouette' (whatever that means). Whereas if they'd simply stuck to the laws as written then it would never have been a penalty because, as I said, it clearly wasn't deliberate. Indeed, virtually no-one present, even half of the United players around the ball, thought it was even remotely a penalty at the time!