Jude Bellingham en un duelo contra Eric García en el partido entre el Girona y el Real en LaLiga


The VAR audio of the controversial penalty not called against Girona after a handball from Bellingha

Published:31/01/2024 - 16:57h

Updated:31/01/2024 - 16:57h

The VAR in LaLiga has been subjected to high scrutiny in recent days due to the apparently questionable and imprecise use that has been given to it. Some controversial audios have come to light that expose the reasons behind some of the most debatable decisions

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The controversy around the leak of the audios of the VAR adds a new chapter. In this occasion, the program 'Jijantes', where have given to know these audios, has revealed a conversation between Juan Luis Polishing Santana and Jaime Latre, the main referee and the manager of the videoarbitraje, during the commitment of the first turn (Day 8) between the Real Madrid and the Girona FC.

The played in question was a presumptive penalti that could have committed Jude Bellingham, a quite controversial action in his development. Sucedió In the minute 8 when, in the area of the Real Madrid, the English tried to brake the confined offensive of the cast 'Gironí' cutting the advance of the balloon with the hand of evident way, fruit of the movement that made. Nevertheless, so much the main referee like the VAR decided not sanctioning at all in the played and the party continued without problems.

The reason of the omission of the hand penalti of Bellingham in Montilivi

In the material revealed, can listen clearly from the start of the action the sentence "at all, at all, there is not at all" in several occasions. Afterwards, can hear the evaluation of the played when the Girona FC requests a penalti, and from the VAR communicate him to Polishing Santana that there is not infringement: "This way of support, almost supported, everything well". In front of this, the judge in the lawn answers: "it has It supported, then is not penalti", and desestima the sanction of the played.

However, the analysis of the played does not detain here, since from the VAR continue the comments on this possible hand. In this point, pronounces what could consider the most questionable comment of the audio, and that opens the door to think that really it could have been a penalti: "No supported of the all, but almost supported... They remained him three fingers to support it. It is everything well. It is truth that this arm... It seems that it is covering a bit of space". This puts in doubt the decision of not conceding a maximum penalty in favour of the picture gerundense, what to his time could have changed the dynamics of the meeting, that finalised 0-3 in favour of the merengues.

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