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 unexpected that a referee misses. 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.