EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Responding to the Barcelona referee dispute, La Liga’s president

Julian Araujo

In the aftermath of Barcelona’s recent 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, the La Liga President, Javier Tebas, has been forced to address the controversy surrounding the Responding to Barcelona made during the match. The game was highly anticipated, with both teams vying for the top spot in the league. However, it was overshadowed by several contentious decisions made by the referee, Alejandro Hernandez.

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Barcelona was left feeling hard done by after several key decisions went them, most notably the decision not to award a penalty when Barcelona’s captain. Lionel Messi was fouled in the box. Real Madrid also felt aggrieved after their captain. Sergio Ramos was off for a foul on Messi, which they were not deserving of a red card.

The controversy prompted a response from Tebas, who defended the referee’s decisions while acknowledging that there may have been mistakes made. He stated,

“there is no referee who doesn’t make mistakes. But in general, I think that they have been good”.

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Tebas also addressed the issue of VAR (Video Assistant Referee), which has been introduced to La Liga this season. He stated that “VAR is not perfect, but it is a step forward. We are seeing fewer mistakes and better decisions because of it”. He went on to say,

“VAR is still in its infancy, and it will take time to perfect it. However, I am confident that it will improve over time”.

The La Liga President also address the issue of bias. It with many fans and pundits accusing referees of favoring certain teams. Tebas was unequivocal in his response, stating,

“there is no place for bias in football. Referees are professionals who must remain impartial at all times”.

He went on to say,

“if a referee is found to be bias, then they will be punish accordingly”.

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