In the following pictures, illustrating positioning for referees at free kicks, the important thing to notice is the zone around the ref: FIFA doesn't say he has to be in the exact position indicated, but there or thereabouts. And they don't claim that these are the only places free-kicks ever get taken (although arch-criminal Blatter might like to make it so). The images should be self-explanatory, something refs never have to be.
Now, which one of those positions corresponds, even approximately, to the following action?
Watching the notorious France - Ireland game on French TV, as the handball happened the BOF heard the following exchange between the two French commentators:
Commentator 1 (on mike): "Oo la la!"
Commentator 2 (off mike): "Oo la la, la la!"
To which might be added, now: "Oo la la, la la, la laughable!"
But it was Fabianski's fault, of course.