German Delfino, an Argentinian referee, has been banned by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) after a controversial decision in the match between Velez Sarsfield and Arsenal.
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According to the Guardian, Delfino awarded a penalty to Velez for an alleged handball in the area by Colombian Daniel Rosero Valencia, who consequently was sent off.
But then Delfino was then told that the handball was actually committed by Mariano Pavone, the Velez Striker. After being told, the referee changed his decision – showing a yellow card to the striker and withdrawing the second yellow card given to Rosero Valencia.
Pato Abbondanzieri, the assistant manager, was the one who told Delfino that the original decision was wrong after he saw a video replay in the Arsenal dugout.
In Argentina the use of technology is not allowed, and the referee will now be banned for one match before resuming his officiating in the lower leagues.
You can see the incident in the video below: