Butragueno: “It was a clear foul and we don’t understand it – what’s VAR for?”

07 Jan 2019

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno criticized the refereeing of Munuera Montero after he failed to consult VAR following Geronimo Rulli’s foul on Vinicius Junior in Los Blancos‘ 2-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad.

Madrid were 1-0 down at the time, and had all 11 players on the pitch, but the frustration continued to grow after not being given a penalty and this led to the sending off of Lucas Vazquez and La Real doubling their advantage.

“We have always been very respectful of referees and supportive of VAR,” Butragueno began.

“But there is something we do not understand in that play.

“I do not know if they consulted VAR, it seemed like they communicated something.

“From our point of view, it seems that VAR was not consulted after the foul.

“The referee did not see the penalty and, of course, we will have to move forward.

“It’s something we don’t understand, honestly.

“It was the decisive moment of the game.”

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