NO its not a joke but they should stop awarding penalty's as they are a waste of time!!! I have a few teams and i know my guild mates are the same; none of us can remember when we last scored a penalty in a competitive match they just rewarding the team the penalty was awarded against so they are a complete waste of time!!!
That's odd I score from a fair few of them
well not me nor most of my guild tried diff settings but nothing even teams i play if they get awarded 1 they don't score?