Reactions: Orlando City players and coaches react to penalty call in Columbus

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Photo by Daniel Herlensky / Crew SC Communications

Controversy, again, impacted the Lions during a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

It happened late in the game when Columbus forward Patrick Mullins went down in the penalty area in the 86th minute as both him and Lions fullback RJ Allen went to head the ball.

Head referee Silviu Petrescu determined that the contact initiated by Allen was enough to call a penalty against Orlando.

Following the penalty, Columbus went on to win on a stoppage time goal from Wil Trapp, leaving Orlando City players and coach James O’Connor scratching their heads. Here’s what their thoughts were on the matter post game.

Along with current players and former players Luke Boden, Lewis Neal and Seb Hines also chimed in regarding the matter.

Even Orlando Magic center and avid Orlando City fan Nicola Vucevic had a say.

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