The FC Barcelona pronounces on the VAR


Strong message from Bartomeu and FC Barcelona about VAR

Published:26/10/2020 - 20:40h

Updated:26/10/2020 - 20:40h

After the controversy of the last Classical, the FC Barcelona has expressed his dissatisfaction by the use no equitativo of the VAR through Josep Maria Bartomeu and of Josep Live

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The past Saturday, the FC Barcelona went out clearly prejudiced by the referee's decisions in the party that confronted him to the Real Madrid. In concrete, by an action in which Sergio Bouquets committed fault by several agarrones to Clément Lenglet but the referee Martínez Munuera decided to evade them and signal like penalti -after consulting in the VAR- a last agarrón, in this case of the French to the Andalusian.

This Monday, the FC Barcelona had proof of some audios in which the assistant of Martínez Munuera warned him in several occasions that the faults were of the captain of the Real Madrid and no of the Barcelona defence. Something that, according to the club, goes to study during the next days. The club pronounced officially on the VAR through Josep Maria Bartomeu, of Josep Live and of a communiqué by writing.

Bartomeu: "it can not be that the VAR was in a party of a way and in another, of another way"

During his appearance of this Monday, Josep Maria Bartomeu loaded against the VAR by the difference of criteria to the hour to apply it. "Justo now when it went in in to the press conference have informed me that there are audios of a linesman with the referee in the Barça-Madrid. We go it to analyse. We have done a request because it can not be that the VAR was in a party of a way and in another, of another way", regretted.

The president of the FC Barcelona finish with the subject of the VAR adding that "there are several clubs that also have expressed it like this" and that "invite to the Federation to reflexionar on this". In this sense, did allusion to that understands that it would not have to have so much difference of criteria if there is the support of a video.

Before the words of the president culé, also pronounced Josep Live, the spokesman of the club. "On the VAR, the managerial board reiterates his support to the technological device, but shows his disagreement by his application in the últiimos months, understanding that it has not used of form equitativa and ethical, knowing that other clubs also have complained. We invite to the Federation to reflexionar", manifested.

Official communiqué by writing

During the appearance, the FC Barcelona issued by writing his official posture about the use of the videoarbitraje. "The Board reiterates his confidence in the VAR like technological tool to help to the referee's task but, at the same time, his more absolute disagreement in relation with the criteria of application and of interpretation that have used in these last months", initiated.

On the same line of the messages of Josep Maria Bartomeu and Josep Live, the communiqué reported the fault of unit in the criteria of application of the VAR. "The Board considers that, in front of situations of identical game or very alike, the VAR has not applied with the criteria of ethical and indispensable equity, what has supposed a grave damage for the FC Barcelona, in profit of his more direct rivals", sentenced the communiqué.

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