Ireland got their Euro 2016 last 16 game against France off to the perfect start - taking a 1-0 lead thanks to a Robbie Brady penalty.
The spotter was awarded after Shane Long was fouled in the box - finally some justice for a striker who has endured plenty of rough treatment in the tournament so far.
But it’s a long, long way to the final whistle and fans are nervous.
So a lot of people are making the same, optimistic, request of the referee.
You can blow it up now ref... #IRLFRA— Paul Byrne (@byrnepu) June 26, 2016
After all, it’s been known to happen in other sports.
Blow it up to f**k ref #IREvFRA 🇮🇪🇮🇪— Colm O Neill (@crossbar13) June 26, 2016
— David Mc Mahon (@davidmcma) June 26, 2016
Where oh where is Jimmy Cooney when you need him?? #BlowitUp— Derrick Lynch (@DLynchSport) June 26, 2016
Some are even trying to offer justification
It’s unlikely to happen, but you can’t blame a nation for trying.