When VAR works well, there are no arguments that the technology is worthwhile and necessary.
However, when the interpretation is wrong, it makes a mockery of its usage.
During the Real Betis v Real Madrid game, a late decision by the officials was an absolute shocker.
With the score at 2-2, Madrid’s Borja Mayoral bore down on Betis defender, Marc Bartra.
As Bartra stumbled, Mayoral gave him a little shove, the former’s left-hand making contact with the ball as he fell.
After a VAR review, Los Blancos were subsequently given a penalty from which Sergio Ramos scored the winner.
Imagino que no es fuera de juego ? pero la patada se la lleva Bartra. Lo del VAR… pic.twitter.com/RGOMYwipSs
— jacinto ela eyene (@malabona) September 26, 2020