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Peter & Kasper Schmeichel.

Twitter digs Peter Schmeichel out for defending son Kasper on Monday Night Football

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Leicester City's reign as Premier League champions seems a long time ago now, doesn't it?

The Foxes drew 1-1 with West Brom on Monday night, but they trailed when Nacer Chadli whipped in a delicious free-kick just past the hour mark that left Kasper Schmeichel stranded in his goal.

The former Tottenham man found the top right-hand corner and all Schmeichel could do is look back after taking a step to the left leaving many to question his positioning on the strike.

Of course, with a wall in front of the goalkeeper and any effort from outside of the box, the 'keeper generally has to cover the part of the goal that isn't protected by the wall and hope the free-kick taker doesn't produce the spectacular.

Kasper's dad, the legendary Man United stopper Peter Schmeichel, was in the Monday Night Football studio to cover the game and spoke to his son after the game.

Speaking of Chadli's wonderful strike, Kasper said: "With the right-footer I was thinking it would have to be a heck of a strike to get it over a big wall like that, so when I was struggling to see it I just had to stand my ground and hope he went to my side," said Kasper, whose side snatched a point through Riyad Mahrez's late equaliser.

"It's one of them that you've got to take on the chin sometimes, you guess a little bit and sometimes you get it right and sometimes you don't. Today it was just one of those annoying ones."

However, his father chose not to criticise his son and chose to applaud Chadli's effort.

"Don't get too down about it because I think the quality of the strike is such that it's hardly possible to save it," Schmeichel told his son. "[Chadli] aims it about two yards outside of the post and hits it there, and I don't know if it's the wind or the break of the ball that takes it back in.

"Sometimes you've just got to hold your hands up and say you've been beaten by a quality free-kick," Peter continued.

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"You can argue about whether you want a wall or not, but Kasper had a good point that you then give him the opportunity to have a different shot at goal, and then you wonder whether that was the right decision."

As you can imagine, Twitter had plenty to say about daddy Schmeichel's defence of his son.

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