Six VAR referees fired for ‘racist outburst’ that led to Vinicius’ ejection…biased calls rescinded
Racism isn’t the only issue surrounding Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid). He has also been criticized for his bias in making basic decisions.
The aftermath of the 35th round of the 2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga between Real Madrid and Valencia, which took place on March 22, is still fresh. During the match, Vinicius was subjected to racial slurs such as “monkey” and “go die” from the Valencia home fans.토토사이트
Unable to take it anymore, Vinicius got into an argument with the crowd and physically clashed with Valencia players in the final minutes of the game. In the process, Vinicius punched Hugo Duro in the face, earning him a red card.
The referee then communicated with the video assistant referee (VAR), who confirmed that Vinicius hit Duro. While Vinicius’ behavior was clearly a red card, there was also the issue of the player choking Vinicius in an attempt to stop him during the collision that preceded it. However, the on-field view video only showed Vinicius’ punch.
Recognizing the problem with Real Madrid’s protest, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) fired all of the VAR officials for the game. “The RFEF suspends six VARs from the Valencia-Real Madrid match,” said a statement from Spanish media outlet As, explaining that “they only showed cuts of Vinicius’ aggression and left out the part where the Valencia player chokes him, which is a big error.”
This is the first time in La Liga that a referee has been disciplined for distorting some footage by a VAR. As for the referee who sent Vinicius off, he said, “The decision he made after looking at the footage sent to him is of no consequence.”
As for the most controversial racial slur, Real Madrid said, “Racist attacks are also hate crimes. We have filed a case with the public prosecutor’s office so that the facts can be investigated and responsibility clarified.” Valencia also said, “We are against all forms of racism and violence. We have identified the fan who made the racist remarks to Vinicius and will take strong action.”