Xavi Hernández was caught on camera expressing his frustration after a penalty was annulled in a match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal. The referee, Munuera Montero, consulted the VAR monitor at the request of Jaime Latre and decided to cancel the penalty in favor of Barcelona. This decision came when the score was tied 3-3, and Barcelona ultimately lost the match 3-5 against Villarreal.
The controversy arose when the referee annulled the penalty due to an alleged handball by Comesaña. However, Pérez Burrull, an analyst on the ‘Marcador’ program on Radio MARCA, pointed out that the ball hit Comesaña’s elbow, but the Villarreal player had his arm close to his body. Despite this, the VAR intervention upheld the referee’s decision.
In a video released by DAZN, Xavi Hernández can be heard expressing his disappointment, saying “a shame, a shame” directly to the camera. Despite this, there will be no sanctions or complaints against Xavi for his outburst. The Technical Committee of Competition Referees has confirmed that Xavi’s words to the DAZN camera will not result in any consequences.
It’s important to note that the VAR cannot intervene in such actions during a match. This type of incident is not within the VAR’s jurisdiction, as it does not directly impact the play on the field. Therefore, it is unrelated to video refereeing from the VOR room.
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