Volleyball is, on balance, a fairly easy sport to officiate. The teams are separated, the actions are fairly predictable and the view of the referees is relatively unimpeded. Still, every so often something happens in a game that is so unexpected that a referee misses it. And if the ‘offending’ team is smart (obviously depending on your point of view on sportsmanship and gamesmanship) about it, you can get away with stuff.
Here is a clip from the 2014 Men’s World Championship.
See if you can spot the error.
And why the referee (and everyone else) missed it.